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philb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 08:45 PM
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41. How many minutes did it take for WTC2 to collapse??? Jody Bell, EMT
How long did it take him to strap the lady down after the tidal wave of soot; then run away; then turn around; run back and unstrap the lady; then run away again about a block; then the building came down???
Did something happen well before the building "collapsed"?

Jody Bell EMT
I had her sit in the chair and I put some oxygen on her, because she wasn't breathing right, she was hyperventilating. I was just trying to calm her down.
I was strapping her onto the stair chair, and that's when the building comes down. So I strapped her on. As this tidal wave, it's like a tidal wave of soot and ash coming in my direction, my life flashed before my eyes. I made a U turn, and I started to run -- I took about ten steps, and the lady started screaming, "Don't leave me! Don't leave me!" That's when I gathered myself. I got a hold of myself, wait, what the hell am I doing? I turned back around. I got her out of the chair. I said, "Ma'am, can you run?" She said, "Yes." She took off. I immediately made a U turn, and I've never moved so fast in my life.

Then shortly after that -- the building came down. It's like snow fall. The cars are covered. The streets are covered. I'm covered and breathing in mouthfuls. You couldn't see. The scene was totally blacked out. You're just running in the direction that you think is away. I knew I was running -- this would be westbound. I was running westbound down Vesey. I ran about a block to North End Avenue. That's when the building -- you could hear the sound. The building came down. The building finished collapsing.
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