Woman Asks Survivor Where He Was on 9/11—He Replies, “The 47th Floor of the North Tower”


9/11 Survivor, Thomas Canavan, and Others Featured in National Geographic Docuseries

What’s more, for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, National Geographic will be covering the story from survivor, Thomas Canavan’s perspective, along with other survivors’ and first responders’ perspectives in a 7-hour docuseries. The series is called 9/11: One Day in America, created by filmmakers, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, who interviewed 54 people over three years. Those featured will share some minute-by-minute accounts of how they responded and how each survivor survived. The series also includes footage that has never been seen before from the area around the towers. Survivor, Thomas Canavan, is featured in the third episode, “The South Tower,” which aired August 30, 2021. In the episode, an announcement initially tells survivors of the attack to remain where they were just before these individuals watch the north tower be struck by second plane. At that point, those in the south tower had to race to safety, where first responders are swamped with injured survivors like Thomas Canavan. Survivor, Thomas Canavan was filmed that day as he began to leave the tragic site. He spoke to the cameras about what he’d experienced saying, “Big boom. Coming down the steps everything was fine until we got to the basement and then everything just fell in. I was trapped under there with another guy and crawled out. I kept getting hit in the head and bashed around. We finally made our way out over the rubble.”

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