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America Under Attack

Aired September 13, 2001 - 16:05   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
JUDY WOODRUFF, CNN ANCHOR: Aaron, back to you in New York.

AARON BROWN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Judy, thank you. We need to sort something out here. We have told you for the last many hours about this dramatic rescue of five firefighters who were found in an SUV. They were largely in good shape, we were told.

And then a short time after, a short time ago, rather, we saw some pictures of -- at St. Vincent's Hospital in lower Manhattan of firefighters obviously who had been injured and who were being brought in the hospital -- to the hospital. And our people on the ground put two and two together. And in this case, it didn't quite add up. Brian Palmer's down at the scene. And he can unsort this for us.

Brian, I gather the guys who saw being brought in were not the five, correct?

BRIAN PALMER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Exactly, Aaron. I just wanted to straighten out exactly who we saw. We've seen a bit of video before. They're actually, that was not the five firefighters rescued in the SUV. I repeat, not the five firefighters rescued from the SUV buried in rubble after spending two days in that vehicle.

What we saw was basically a mix of two things, regular 911 calls here at St. Vincent's and also other rescue workers, fire department officials, Port Authority police and construction workers who injured today on site -- Aaron.

BROWN: Brian, thank you. We saw a report a little bit ago, actually that people have been getting fragments in their eyes, fiberglass in their eyes, and the like. It's dangerous work down there and people are getting hurt. And that's what we saw. And we straightened it out. As soon as we figure it out.

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