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2nd Victim In Boston Marathon Blast Misidentified As Survivor Friend

A heartbroken dad whose daughter was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings had to endure a second shockwave of terror: doctors initially confused his daughter’s identity with a friend who survived.

“We had the doctors come out and tell us everything they did (on the survivor) — and it wasn’t our daughter,” said William Campbell Jr. 56.

The tragic turn of events began Monday when Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, Mass. was watching the marathon with the friend, Karen Rand, to cheer on Rand’s boyfriend.

The pair were caught in the first blast at 2:20 p.m., and for hours, William Campbell and his wife believed doctors were operating on their daughter’s leg at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Frantic tweets indicate that for hours after the blasts people believed it was Karen who was missing. The Campbells, however, believed their daughter was alive.

So when nurses let the Campbells into an intensive care room at around 2 a.m. to visit their “daughter,” the family was stunned to see the recuperating patient was, in fact, Karen.


“I said, ‘That’s not my daughter, that’s Karen! Where’s my daughter?’ The doctors were as shocked as we were,” Campbell said.

Within an hour a Boston detective arrived and showed them a photo of their daughter — one of three killed in the terror attack.

“I almost passed out on the floor, Campbell recalled Tuesday, moments before leaving for a viewing of his daughter’s body.

The devastated dad said Krystle, a manager at Jimmy’s Steer House, was “a dream.”

“She was the best person you’d ever meet. She helped everybody,” Campbell said. “I don’t who care you were, she was always there.”

His grief mixed with rage.

“I’m very angry. I hope they catch the bastard and fry him,” Campbell said.

We can’t even imagine what these folks are going through right now. R.I.P. Krystle Campbell, thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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