NBC journalist Ann Curry encountered some unexpected trouble while hiking the Harriman State Park recently, but she also got some unexpected help when a troop of local Boy Scouts came to her rescue.
The scouts recounted the incident in a recent issue of Scouting Magazine. “We were hiking along, and we came to a trail intersection,” the Scoutmaster said. “And a lady was sitting on the ground with her one leg out. We didn’t think anything of it, but one of the guys asked if everything is OK. She said, ‘No, not really. I think I broke my ankle.’ She told us to keep going, but the guys refused.”
Curry wasn’t able to walk down the mountain by herself, so the scouts made a stretcher out of wood they found in the forest, exactly the type of real-life skills that will one day get them a job writing on the internet. Once they carried her down the trail (where her husband and son had gone to fetch forest rangers), the scouts drove her to the hospital.
Though the Scoutmaster recognized Curry, the boys had no idea they were helping somebody famous.
If you break a leg on on a mountain, I hope Boy Scout Troop 368 finds you. Boy am I glad they found me.
— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) May 9, 2014
[h/t Yahoo! News]
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