Five Firefighters found alive
September 13, 2001 10:34 AM   Subscribe

Five Firefighters found alive Amazing. 48 hours after the collapse. "Five firefighters were found alive in New York on Thursday, trapped in an SUV buried in rubble from the World Trade Center. Two of the firefighters were able to leave the vehicle unassisted; all five were transported to the hospital."
posted by warhol (7 comments total)
Amazing. Thank goodness there are some inspiring stories despite all the horror.

I heard people in the office talking about a person rescued (yesterday?) who fell from the 80th floor. Anyone heard something similar? A link?

Also...conflicting reports about the PA black box. Any evidence it was actually found?
posted by jennak at 10:48 AM on September 13, 2001

Thank god. I heard something about the jump as well, but haven't found a link. Anyone?
posted by adampsyche at 11:21 AM on September 13, 2001


they were discussing that on nbc yesterday. i think that they said the man was on the 83rd floor, and that he'd rolled himself into a ball and just hit floor to floor to floor as the whole thing collapsed. he hadn't actually fallen more than a floor at a time, which explains why he could possibly still be with us today. i haven't been able to find a link to a news story, though. ( is showing some garbage every time i go to it...)
posted by moz at 11:27 AM on September 13, 2001

See.....SUV's aren't all bad.
posted by Mark at 11:39 AM on September 13, 2001

When word gets out what make and model of SUV that was, their sales will quintuple.
posted by kindall at 12:14 PM on September 13, 2001

They SUV is a Chevy

Fox reports that only 2 firefighters were rescued from the SUV, and these firefighters were buried in ruble from today's collapse.
posted by riffola at 1:28 PM on September 13, 2001

actually, it's been reported that this rumor is, in fact, untrue. read on a bit.
posted by moz at 2:37 PM on September 13, 2001

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