Ann Curry suffered a scary injury last month while hiking through Harriman State Park in New York, but luckily for her, there was a troop of Boy Scouts nearby who knew exactly what to do.
“We work on these requirements, and here’s an opportunity where it was a true test of all those first class, second class first-aid requirements. They got to use it and use it for real. And they did an outstanding job,” Scouter Rick Jurgens said.
Jergens says that at first the group didn’t know if something was wrong, but stopped to talk to Curry anyway just to make sure. The tough lady told them she thought something might be seriously wrong.
“We were hiking along, and we came to a trail intersection,” Jurgens 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.”
“Discovering I was unable to walk, and needed to get down the mountain for medical care, you immediately set about to help,” Curry later wrote in letters to each boy.
Curry took to Twitter to share her accident story and to thank her rescuers, who didn’t realize who they had helped until they received their thank-you letters.
If you break a leg on on a mountain, I hope Boy Scout Troop 368 finds you. Boy am I glad they found me. http://t.co/AzTWlFzNcz
— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) May 9, 2014
Curry made headlines earlier this year when it was reported that she felt her time at the Today show was a form of “professional torture” due to the way she was treated by her coworkers, especially the males.
“Many executives at the network never grasped how profoundly hurt and humiliated Curry remained — not just by her televised dismissal but by all the backstage machinations that led to that fateful morning. Curry felt that the boys’ club atmosphere behind the scenes at “Today” undermined her from the start, and she told friends that her final months were a form of professional torture,” wrote Brian Stetler for the New York Times.
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