Date: 17th September 2001
BACKDRAFT (1991) star WILLIAM BALDWIN helped to comfort a firefighter's son whose father is still lost amongst the rubble of the WORLD TRADE CENTER. Seven-year-old SKYLAR MARCADO is praying that his father STEVEN, a 14-year New York Fire Department veteran, will be found. William turned up at Steven's fire company 40, ladder 35, to offer help as Skylar played with his dad's colleagues as they waited for any news.
He was asked to help raise the morale of Skylar and is family instead. Baldwin said, "It is so very sad, look at the little guy. " The company is missing 11 fire fighters. Baldwin is planning to help clear the building debris that have scarred downtown Manhattan forever later in the week (begs17SEP01). (ACW/WNTST/RP)