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Colonie High grad featured in iconic photo of Marathon rescue
COLONIE -- "It's just who Jimmy is. I would almost have been surprised if he wasn't there," said Janet Plourde.
Janet and Peter Plourde couldn't connect with their Boston firefighter son Jimmy after the bombing. Peter Plourde sent a text message to his son after the explosion but he didn't get a response back.
"It felt like forever," said Peter Plourde.
Janet's friend sent the now iconic picture to her after she captured it off the television. Even with the picture Janet and Peter couldn't rest easy.
"He was ok for that moment, but I think there was still the fear that what could still happen. No one knew if there were subsequent bombs," said Janet Plourde.
The soon to be father of two made it back to his family safe and sound hours later. Jimmy then called his parents.
"It was a short conversation. Very short. He says I am home. I am ok. I am tired. That's all you need to know right now," said Peter Plourde. Something his parents could understand.
Janet and Peter were volunteers in Colonie, but even being familiar with that line of work, they still fear for his safety.
"You never know what you are going into. I worry all the time," said Peter Plourde.