© Chris A Crumley

September 11, 2008

9-11; working the black day 7 years ago

The morning of September 11, 2001, I was in Virginia Beach, Virginia with underwater model Sherry Smith, who'd flown in from Illinois, and Brian Courtney, an editor at Sport Diver Magazine, who'd driven up from Winter Park, Florida.

We were reviewing the shot list for the day's photo shoot, a story on underwater communications, and had Good Morning America on a TV in the background when ABC began showing smoke coming from a gash one of the World Trade Center Towers.

We worked underwater most of that day but made countless trips to the TV as the black events unfolded.

Brian made his way back to Florida the way he came, but all commercial aviation ceased and we had to find a rental car for Sherry to get back to Illinois.
9-11; working the black day 7 years ago

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