Apr 15, 2013 7:59 PM by Caroline Flores - firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPUS CHRISTI - Corpus Christi has at least three local residents participating in the Boston Marathon.
57-year old Paul Trotter, 36-year old Donny Patterson, and 64-year old Roswitha Goosen-Winter were the ones participating and have all been accounted for.
Patterson was just a block away from the explosion and said, "When that first explosion happened there was a moment of silence where it was just like we were frozen. Time was frozen. And no one really knew what was happening. And then when the second one went off that's when everybody kind of reacted and ran away."
Right after the explosions happened we spoke to Suzanne Trotter, the wife of Paul Trotter. He's a retired West Oso High School teacher. Suzanne was at the marathon to watch her husband, she described to us what she saw.
She shared a photo taken at the finish line in the same spot where one of the explosions occurred about half an hour after she moved.
"We didn't know what it was. He thought it was a cannon going off. You know for the finish line, just to celebrate the marathon. Then we all thought what the heck because we weren't close enough to see the building collapse, the grandstand collapse. Oh my gosh. 1, 2, 3 ambulances. They were all headed to the finish line. They're not letting anyone walk here. They're pretty much keeping everyone contained in their area," said Trotter.
Roswitha Goosens-Winter, a local translator, was half a mile away from the finish line at the time of the explosion. She's doing fine.