Skip to comments.How many jumped from the WTC towers?
Posted on 10/31/2001 3:16:12 PM PST by ErnBatavia
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About 8 yrs ago, a guy fell to his death from the 52 nd story of a Toronto office tower, and the coroner determined that the shock of falling made his body limp on impact, consistent with being unconscious.
Not to fear, there will absolutely be no innocent muslims taking headers out of 110 story buildings!.
These people JUMPED!!!
There is no reason to black out and one does not go into shock after making a decision.
I just spoke to a young woman here in Seattle, who said that her cousin lives in the vicinity of WTC; and he told her that there were body parts laying about on the street and sidewalk where he was walking.
It is easy to get lost in the numbers but we must remember that each of these people died a horrible individual death. Whether by jumping, by fire or by the grinding, crushing collapse of the building. Each incrimental death is horror magnified.
We would be justified in cutting a swath of death and destruction a hundred miles wide and a thousand miles long to get to the people who did this. Anything less is a tribute to our compassion, not an indication of our lack of resolve.
Just after he died, I heard that he had had a heart attack. Then the story was muddled up...anyone know for sure?
...Anything less is a tribute to our compassion, not an indication of our lack of resolve.
Ah, here we go. That's what I heard, too.
More difficult is the processing of the event by those who can only guess how their dear ones died. There were many who were trapped in pockets of rubble, literally buried alive. How much more agonizing to think of a husband, wife, son or daughter dying slowly this way.
I know a priest who was called to the scene to give last rites. He was warned by the firemen, "Father, don't expect to find whole bodies." He went through, as on a battlefield, blessing limbs, skulls, feet, hands. Then he came upon a finger with a wedding band. At that point he broke down completely and had to leave the scene.
According to an article in the Mens Journal the following is what happened. "Father Judge was standing beneath Tower Two. In the smokey sky, a woman was plumeting from the top floors hurtling to her death. Her long free fall ended when she crashed into an unidentified fireman who was working nearby. Father Judge hastened over to the man. His life was ebbing. When Judge removed his own helmet to perform last rites, he was pelted by a rain of debris." "Later in the day, fireman pulled him from the rubble, his slumped body coated in a fine gray talc. They carried him to Saint Peter's, the oldes Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan, and laid him on th alter. Then they shrouded him in a white sheet and placed his helmet on his chest. Father Judge was the first recorded fatality in the Twin Towers tragedy. Literally, his death certificate was stamped "1". "
Father Mycal Judge was a legend in New York. He was well known for placing himself in situations where he was needed the most; despite the danger. He was a hero in every sense of the word.
All right. That sounds sensible. Thanks.
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