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Ann Curry rescued by Boy Scout troop
Ann Curry now knows for sure how true the Boy Scouts "Be Prepared" motto is.
A troop of New Jersey Boy Scouts rescued the NBC News anchor when she broke her ankle during a hike at Harriman State Park in upstate New York last month.
According to Scouting magazine, Troop 368 from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, were out hiking on April 5th when they spotted Curry at a trail intersection. They didnt recognize Curryand she told them to go ahead without herbut the troop wouldnt hear of it. Scouter Rick Jurgens said he didnt even have to prompt the boys to help.
They splinted it up perfectly, said Jurgens, a professional firefighter and EMT.
But the splint wasnt enoughthey still had to get Curry down the mountainand she couldnt walk. Jurgen said with no help from me, they boys started collecting pieces of wood to a makeshift stretcherwhich they eventually made out of two large sticks and tarp. Jurgens and another adult helped guide the Scouts down the mountain.
Jurgens said Curry was in a good mood and asked them about their camping trip. Currys husband and son went ahead to get their SUV, and Currys husband thanked the Scouts before they left. Then, Jurgens told the boys who they had rescued.
The boys were completely shocked they had rescued a famous journalistand one didnt even believe Jurgens. And then last week, Jurgens got a phone call from Curry herself, and she got the addresses of everyone there that day. She sent each one a hand-written letter thanking for their skill and professionalism.
On May 9, Curry tweeted: If you break a leg on a mountain, I hope Boy Scout Troop 368 finds you. Boy am I glad they found me.