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Ann Curry Thanks Scouts for Rescue After Hiking Accident

When Ann Curry broke her leg hiking and couldn’t make her way down a steep, rocky trail, the Boy Scouts of Troop 368 were prepared.

The troop was hiking in Harriman State Park in New York in April when they encountered Curry, the globetrotting NBC News national and international correspondent, who was sitting on the trail with one leg out and was in pain.

“She told us to keep going, but the guys refused,” the troop leader, Rick Jurgens, told Scouting magazine.

The troop fitted her leg with a splint, then improvised a stretcher using sticks and a tarp. One of the scouts even tested it out.

Curry posted her thanks on Twitter:

She wrote in a thank-you letter to Troop 368, based in Berkeley Heights, N.J., that the leg was so severely broken it will take up to three months to heal.

“I feel enormously lucky you came along at just the right moment, and were so willing to help a stranger in need,” she wrote.

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Members of New Jersey scouts Troop 368: Devon McLean, Michael Middlebrook, Joe McLaughlin, Christopher Friedlander, Chris Pirone, Mark Trella, Andrew Stecher and Chris Tribuna. Not pictured: Peter Krasny Scouting Magazine