FourFourThree The body armor she used saved her life.
A mother of two who survived the Boston Marathon bombings and had a miscarriage after the blasts told a news conference Thursday that she is grateful for the water that she and her husband were able to use after the water stopped leaking from the body armor.
“I’m a little bit surprised that my body was able to hold on for so long, because it’s a very dangerous place,” the unidentified woman, whose identity has not been released, said.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology student and mother of four said her body washes with the water during a recovery session on Thursday.
She said she believes the water was there for days.
“It just kept going,” the woman said.
“As soon as I stepped into the water, I was able, in a moment of shock, to get out.
I didn’t have any water.
I could barely stand up.”
A small bottle of water was in the woman’s hand, and she and husband, who was wearing a body armor vest, were able wash their clothes after the two-hour water immersion.
“I think the water saved my life,” the man, who is not identified, said, describing the moment the water reached his skin.
“I felt my whole body.
I thought I was going to die.
I felt like I was about to be killed.
I had the feeling that I was drowning.”
The water washes over the woman, who suffered a miscarriage, as she speaks with reporters in Boston on Thursday.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)The woman said the water also saved her son from drowning after he was trapped under the rubble of a destroyed World Trade Center building.
“He’s alive and breathing,” the mother said.
“He’s fine, he’s doing fine.”
The man and woman spoke on the condition of anonymity because they feared for their safety.
The two women were among hundreds of people who were treated at the Boston Medical Center emergency room after the marathon bombings and after the evacuation of many residents from the area.
More than 180 people, including about 40 women and babies, were evacuated from the hospital’s main emergency room Thursday after it was flooded.
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Jenna Loeffler said the woman told her she was lucky to have survived the blasts because the water kept flowing into her home.
She also said she was thankful for the protective clothing she wore, including a long-sleeved shirt, knee-length shorts and a tank top that was soaked through.
“For a whole bunch of people, that was the first thing that they could see,” she said.