BOSTON (WISH) - At least 283 people from Indiana registered to run the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 130.
Indiana Homeland Security tells us they haven't had any reports of injuries from our state, at this point.
Brad Baumgartner of Fishers was about 100 yards from the finish line at the time.
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"Out of the left side, I could see the first explosion and the smoke. In my mind, I thought maybe it was a finishing cannon or something," he explained over the phone. "The second explosion went off, then we knew something was wrong. Police started to run across the course, and they shut it down and quickly made us get off the course."
"There was someone about 50 yards in front of me, who actually did fall to the ground, I think it was from the noise," he added.
His first thought? His wife.
"I had borrowed several people's phones, and tried to call, but we finally met one and other in the family corral," Baumgartner said.
"For me personally, the most disheartening was a young girl, who couldn't have been more than five or six years old, and they immediately threw her into an ambulance next to me. That was, that shook us up pretty good," he added.
He said he was very impressed with the reactions of people there.
"I was literally, a couple of hundred yards away. There were several officers who barged toward the officers, and pushed people away. All the volunteers pushed people away, then stayed there themselves. I was really impressed with people's responses," said Baumgartner.
Then, there was David Venable, also from central Indiana.
He said he'd finished the race, and met up with his family, when they heard the explosions.
"They were very loud. People really weren't sure what was happening at the time. Once we saw the emergency vehicles, a lot of FBI type vehicles… it was pretty apparent that this was serious," said Venable. "It was chaotic. It really just sunk in not too long ago, how narrow it was, how close it was, and how tragic for those involved."
Also nearby, Meggie Dials and her husband, of Indianapolis.
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She'd been at the finish line watching all day long, until her husband finished the race.
She said they'd left the course when the explosions happened, but now she's wondering about those people she'd met all morning.
"We spent all morning together cheering, laughing. I have no idea if they're okay. To know some of their runners might have been crossing at the same time is just heartbreaking," said Dials. "It is such a celebration of incredible athletes, such an incredible event. To think it ended this way, is just heartbreaking."
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