Electronic cries of desperation
By Times staff writer
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When phone communications jammed Tuesday and early Wednesday, people concerned about missing friends and relatives took to Internet bulletin boards with heart-wrenching stories and pleas for information. This is a sampling:
Andy Rosenblum (on the 104th floor of One World Trade Center in the offices of Cantor Fitzgerald) was able to get a cell phone call out to his wife at about 1000AM saying that he and about 40-50 people were hold up in a glass enclosed room on the NW corner of 104. They had broken a window and smoke was coming into the room. There was a fire on the floor in the path to the stairway. They were stuffing jackets etc under the door to keep the smoke out. He tried to call back as her id said he had, but the call didn't go through. She tried to call him back to no avail. She said that his voice was becoming strained because of smoke. He was able to get the names of the following people to her:
Please contact me at email@example.com if you have any knowledge of the whereabouts of my husband, Jack Aron, who works for Marsh and was on the 95th floor of 1 WTC. My 11 year old son & I love him dearly and are so worried. Please, let us all pray for him and all the other victims.
My family and I are looking for my sister. Her name is Nicole Thane, she's 24 years old about 5'4". We haven't heard from her all day. All we know is that she was supposed to be in the area and she is not home as of 12:30 a.m. 9/12/01. If anyone has seen or heard from her tell her to call someone to let us know she is ok.
I am looking for my boyfriend Swede Chevalier. He works for Cantor Fitzgerald and I believe he was on the 104th floor of tower 1 at the time of the first plane crash. I have heard NOTHING from him or about him. He's approximately 5'10". He's approximately 180 pounds. He's 26 years old. He wears contact lenses and has very short hair. Please email me with any information regarding Swede or any other Cantor Fitzgerald employees that may have been on the same floor. firstname.lastname@example.org
My best friend, Arlene Fried, worked in the legal dept. of Cantor on the 104th floor. We have not heard from her. If you have any info about Arlene or any others from Cantor Fitzgerald, please let me know at email@example.com. Thanks.
My family is looking for DAVID SUAREZ. He was in tower 1 on the 99th floor in a meeting. 5'8" dark brown hair, blue eyes 165. if any information please email me firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.
Plase Help!!!! Josh Rosenblum, Mike Tanner, Mike Mullins, Beth Quigly, Timmy Grazioso, Chris Mullins, Jon Perconti, Josh Aron, Pat Sullivan, Tom Boden, Peter Apollo, Vinnie Lido, Vinnie Slaven, Alex Stienman, Mike Costello, Steve Genoves, Mike, Shaun Lyncn, Jeff LeVenn, Jim Martello, Lutnik, all Cantor Fitzgerald. Any information about Cantor employees, please inform.
The Garchow Family in Michigan is looking for their brother, Wayne. IF he sees this or if anyone knows anything about him or where he is please have him call home or his brother, Rick. Email Netty at email@example.com
We are looking for my cousin, Joseph J. Pycior, Jr. He was working in the 4th corridor of the Pentagon and his wife and mother have not heard from him since 9:00 am yesterday. If anyone has ANY info about him, PLEASE contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who is looking for or who have lost someone in this tragedy!
I am looking for Detective James Kuhlmeier. He was called to duty prior to building collapse. His shield number is 3458 Please call 631-231-1990 Ext. 221 or e-mail in you have information.
We are looking for John Cruz he was in the North Tower of the WTC on the 101st floor. John if you can read this or anyone has any info please contact me at jclGGG@aol.com. All your friends and family are praying and hoping you are OK. We love you!!!!! Please call us......
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