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Edinboro University group unharmed in Boston blasts

Submitted Thu, 04/18/2013 - 7:39am by Andy Alm

EDINBORO – An Edinboro University professor and fourteen students who volunteered at the Boston Marathon made it home unharmed after Monday’s deadly bomb attack.

“I came home and my husband’s like, ‘I didn’t know you had your legs.  I just new you were near the finish line,’” says Edinboro faculty member Amy Barrall.

The water station where the group was volunteering was far enough away from the attack, they didn’t realize how bad the situation was until they got back to their hotel room.

“We realized something had happened, and it must be bad, because we’re getting text messages saying, this is on CNN, this is on the news, are you ok?”

Barrall says the group had to walk eight miles to get back to their room because there was no public transportation.  A non-functioning telephone grid in the city also meant no communication with concerned family members until hours after the event.

Three people are confirmed dead in Monday’s bombing.  At least 170 were injured.

Edinboro’s Exercise Science Club has been volunteering at the marathon for nearly a decade.