The True Story of the 9/11 Surfer
The story of a miracle...
Pasquale Buzzelli, a structural engineer with Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was in his office on the 64th floor of the North Tower as the September 11th attacks began. He spoke to his pregnant wife several times on the telephone before he began his evacuation after the South Tower fell. Sensing something ominous, Pasquale crouched down and huddled into a corner of the stairwell as the 110-story tower came crashing down around him. He survived the tower collapse and woke up in the open air hours later on The Pile, a stack of debris seven stories high. The firemen who rescued Pasquale shared his remarkable story of survival with the media, as did others who cared for him that day. However, Pasquale Buzzelli did not come forward, and his captivating story became a myth, an urban legend, and an enigma that gave rise to much speculation.
Now, 11 years past, on 9-11-12, on national television, Pasquale Buzzelli recalls the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
The Documentary: 9/11 SURFER will air on the Discovery Channel this September 11, 2012 at 10PM. It will also features interviews with his wife Louise Buzzelli; the firefighters, Mike Lyons and Jim Kiesling, & Mike Morobito who were willing to brave plethora dangers to scale “the pile” to save him; and forensic scientists and physicists, among others, who discuss the science and other elements that led to Pasquale Buzzelli’s ability to survive the collapse of the North Tower. The special also shows video from one of the many reunions between Pasquale Buzzelli and the firefighters who saved his life that day as they celebrate second chances. 9/11 SURFER shows how one man’s story can inspire a nation to believe in miracles.
The Book, “We All Fall Down: The True Story of the 9/11 Surfer” by Pasquale and Louise Buzzelli and co-written by Joseph Bittick will be available on www.amazon.com in ebook version with a release date of 9/8/12. It will also be available in paperback through www.film-buff.com by Paul Mould Publishing.