CHELMSFORD (CBS) – Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs in the attacks checked out of the hospital on Friday and headed home.

Bauman went from Boston Medical Center to Spaulding Rehab Hospital and home in less than a month.

He became one of the faces of the marathon tragedy when his picture was beamed around the world minutes after the bombings.

Bauman’s family released a short statement Facebook saying Jeff, his family and friends planned to “celebrate this milestone and continue the healing process” in private.

“We are overcome with joy that Jeff is now well enough to be home,” the statement added.

Bauman had been at the finish line to cheer on his girlfriend who was running the race.

Bauman is credited with helping investigators zero in Tamerlan Tsarnaev as one of the bombing suspects. Bauman has said he noticed the suspect acting out of place shortly before the bombing. Bauman was able to provide investigators with a description.


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