There's a reason they tell you to keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times.

An unnamed British rider on Disney World's "Pirates of the Caribbean" lost the tips of his right pinky and ring fingers yesterday after holding the outside of the boat, Orlando's News 13 reports.

The man was taken to a local hospital. A fire department spokesman described his injuries as "minor," which seems like an understatement. (Disclaimer: I am not an expert on theme parks or fingertip injuries.)

In any case, let this serve as a warning to anyone silly or child-having enough to visit Disney World in the middle of July: that sweet Caribbean water might look refreshing, but don't dip your hands in.

[Image via AP]