By Fred Barbash, Washington Post
"We were hiking along, and we came to a trail intersection 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.”
“The Scouts sprang into action….This is what they had trained for,” Scout Leader Rick Jurgens told the latest edition of Scouting News.
“They splinted it up perfectly,” Jurgens said. “Just like in the pictures.
“The guys on their own, with no direction from me, start running into the woods,” Jurgens said. “And she didn’t know what was going on, and I didn’t know what was going on either.”
The boys were actually gathering branches for a makeshift stretcher, which they built using a tarp. They managed to get her down the hill where her husband was waiting for her in an SUV.
What Jurgens knew, because he recognized her, was that the woman they helped in Harriman State Park last month was Ann Curry, the former “Today Show” host, now an NBC News correspondent.