Documentary To Open On Deadly Texas A&M Bonfire Collapse

Susan Darwin
November 14, 2019 - 12:06 pm
 Aggie Bonfire Memorial

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A new film opens this weekend about the deadly Texas A&M bonfire collapse that happened 20 years ago. 

The 13th Man is not just for Aggies, it's a story of survival. 

On November 18, 1999, a 90-year Aggie tradition came crashing down. The six-story stack of logs collapsed, killing 12 students and injuring 27 others. 

John Comstock was a freshman at the time. He was the last survivor pulled from the wreckage, rescued after being trapped for more than 7 hours.

Comstock lost a  leg and is partially paralyzed the result of the accident. The documentary focuses on his story of survival. He says he hopes his story will inspire others.

The 13th Man opens tomorrow.