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This is Fox News channels continuing coverage of the Boston bombings -- Shepard Smith on boils and street.
Just down from where the attacks happen in the chaos that followed played out.
In front of so many cameras possibly just what the bomber one it's.
Many of those people with cameras we're getting video of family and friends crossing the finish line as you know.
When all of a sudden they were witness to a horrific crime.
-- They're like taking down making that very.
All this stuff and and then -- -- yeah.
Cassidy Butler who took this video actually does social media at video for a living.
She's here with us now Cassidy riddler and Bruce -- -- wealth well witness who was there.
At the time it happened -- -- -- -- start with you you were taking video of a friend who was about to cross the finish line.
Partners in this on the street.
And now I am not -- not an inexperienced but he actually and -- It's not actually finished one my co workers and other street actually finish the race a few -- of -- luckily but I was at first I was bound them since I went to go to video and we got a picture than finishing the race but.
So I ended up going back about thirty feet from the finish line to take a picture of the actual finish line and and then heard the biggest sound I've ever heard in my entire life and everything just went chaotic and after that it's -- -- for a long period of time and effective.
Yeah I mean -- ground shook.
Like nothing I've ever felt before like the biggest earthquake you can imagine in my legs -- shaking her.
Hours after the event I still going -- they -- fully internalized everything.
It happened yesterday to simulate the black -- -- -- -- for two my legs shot today I was trying to sit at my desk at work after that I just couldn't.
I couldn't do anything productive as just shaking thinking that you think you were in shock or was that a physical thing.
I think it was a combination of both I think at the beginning for the first twenty minutes or so it was the physical.
Action of the ground shaking underneath me and then I think after that it was just that I was literally.
In shock that intensity -- Bruce Mendelssohn was on a nearby rooftop waiting for reported to begin this business.
Boston Marathon is one heck of a party and they were you -- waiting for one to begin.
When the first bomb -- that's right -- I was in a post race party in the third floor of a building right opposite.
The finish line I was sitting on the couch the blast blew me off the couch onto the ground.
-- I suggested in very strong terms of the people I was the party with to move back away from the street.
Once I saw that all they all they were secure I ran down the stairs.
Under the first floor and I ran out of carbon of the last.
-- -- I tried to help with first responders I tried Shiite tilt toward on the barriers mean I was there thirty seconds after the first class.
Which you got blown off the -- you pick -- your former.
-- from Baghdad right well actually I'm I'm a former army officer.
Not a medic but I had training all of us have training in in rudimentary basic first aid.
That's what I went to render.
-- just a minute ago we were listening of those hero doctors over at Mass.
Wow what a job they did and they were talking about how these are the exact same sort of sorts of casualties that they saw incumbent -- precisely what I saw on.
I saw the blasts.
Pattern go down and out so it hit the barriers down it collapsed people who are on the course the force that can -- -- force of the blast.
-- the people down on the course and most of the injuries that I saw when I went out on the on the on the first floor -- lower torso injuries and they were gruesome.
Cassidy I'm accompanied their receiving like that I know I have and I just wondered if you think you process it all completely -- I don't think so I keep trying to stay busy -- this kind of distract myself not even on purpose but it just.
Keeps happening in the every time actually get a minute to sit and think I just -- when I woke up this morning.
I -- is beautiful sunrise and then started to realize that what happened yesterday.
Wasn't a nightmare that has waking up from it actually happened I was actually thirty feet away from potentially dying and people didn't die and people were injured and are still in the hospital it's.
It's real it's not.
I don't even -- I have a process of -- I.
Once all of us go away and the excitement of it all goes away that's when people who were here that they -- actually gonna have to deal with it and it and it's not going to be easy.
-- you know I would say that the people that I as a that the party app I've talked with -- most of them by.
They spoke -- -- Linkedin or by email.
And and were bonded.
I mean this experience has bonded us for better or for worse and I think the same thing is -- -- -- we know each other at the time.
And now -- we've kind of bonded over this and we shared experience that's part of the therapy.
This is therapy for me to get this out it's just try to undo that try to understand and conveyed.
The anguish and the hurt that we all feel.
Still -- emotion that's -- movie.
Absolutely I mean I just I'm at the guy I put a tourniquet on on a woman and I met the firefighter just -- the firefighter.
Who took who carried the woman away some on the ground -- on the ground.
I'm putting the -- on the lady I see the fire verdict you take her out here -- teach out here and I just gonna go down to Jamaica Plain.
And had met this guy.
I didn't even -- I didn't even know -- until like Todd and I hugged image we were kind of crying because this was a moment where that it -- us together forever.
I think he I was there when the Oklahoma City bombing happened and I don't think Tim McVeigh ever thought.
That all these years later those people would still be friends and they would say somehow in the aftermath of all of this.
We're stronger we're better we're we're better people it I think it's a fact I think so I mean.
Just like what -- thank -- I mean people like Bruce rushed a lot of people like me went away from.
From the bombing when it happened we started to save -- Make -- everybody is okay and get -- other people like Bruce actually ran towards it and work together to make sure that.
People -- is okay as they could be get them to the place where they need to go so it brings everybody together.
But I guess events -- victory that's our victory bringing us together Cassidy brother and -- Mendelsohn it's really nice to meet you both good luck to you.
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