Congressman Lynch on young victim, family
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Congressman Lynch represents the eighth congressional district which encompasses the city of Boston. The Dorchester family that lost their 8-year-old son are his constituents.
Monday night Lynch went to the hospital and he spoke with the family. He was able to speak with the victim’s father about all that happened Monday. He said the family was absolutely struggling through all of, but he said the family understands that it could have been worse if it weren't for those first responders.
“They attribute that quick response by the police, fire, and E.M.S. and some civilians, very quick action in the seconds after the blast. They attribute that to saving their daughter's life. She has got a chance. She's got some grievous injuries but she's got a chance. They are just so thankful,” said Congressman Lynch.
The family of five came out to watch the end of the marathon. Initial reports suggested that the family was there to watch the father run, but although the father is a runner he was not participating in the marathon. The family was there to see some friends that were running. The entire family was leaning up against barriers at the finish line to get a good view of the people crossing that line when the explosion happened.
Martin Richard, 8, died and his mother and sister suffered serious injuries. A third sibling was not hurt.