BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A Stoneham man who remains in the hospital after surviving the Boston Marathon bombings described his experience in the blasts that injured three other friends, including two brothers who each lost a right leg.
Jarrod Clowery suffered severe burn and shrapnel wounds in the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports
He spoke to reporters Tuesday afternoon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he remains with one of his friends, J. P. Norden, who lost a leg.
The friends were wounded when the second bomb exploded near their feet after they arrived at the finish line to watch another friend finish his second marathon.
The runner was the only one of the five friends who wasn’t injured in the blasts.
Moments after the first blast down the street, Clowery was hopping over the barricade when the second bomb tore into him and hurled him onto the pavement.
Clowery’s decision to hop the barricade was crucial. His friends who were standing on the sidewalk, lost legs.
Still, the blast blistered chunks of skin off his arms and legs.
Already having gone through numerous surgeries, more are likely ahead.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Stoneham friends medical costs called ‘Stoneham Strong.’
Clowery says the support of the community has kept him positive as he recovers.