"The 9/11 Surfer" -- New 9/11 Documentary
A ludicrous story:
Pasquale Buzzelli, a structural engineer with Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, kissed his eight-month pregnant wife goodbye on the morning of September 11, 2001 and headed to work on the 64th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. A little while later, he said he was “surfing” debris as the tower collapsed after being hit by a plane.AP wrote about his odd story in this piece.
“We felt the building shudder, which was actually the South Tower collapsing, but we had no idea, we couldn’t see it. We started to make our way down the stairs, I got to the 22nd floor when everything started to vibrate and there was a rumbling from above,” Buzzelli told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “I dove into the corner and curled myself into a fetal position. I felt the wall crack open, and I started to fall from the 22nd floor… The thoughts that go through your mind, I just couldn’t believe that this was how I was going to die.”
As the one-hour Discovery episode entitled “The 9/11 Surfer” details, in those moments he prayed for his pregnant wife and their unborn daughter, and saw a bright flash come before him as he hit the surface. Buzzelli’s next memory was waking up surrounded by a mound of twisted steel and rubble, his feet dangling, unable to move.