Ann Curry Rescued by Boy Scouts After Breaking Ankle

Ann Curry thanks the Scouts for help with her broken ankleFirst she was gently ousted from the Today Show on NBC, now this! Poor Ann Curry, former morning show co-anchor, was recently hiking in New York State’s Harriman Park when she hurt herself (it later turned out she had broken her ankle.)

Apparently, while Curry’s family went to get help (she could not walk because of the injury), Boy Scout Troop 368 stumbled upon the injured TV personality. Although she told them to keep going, the Scouts (always prepared) sprung into action and began to apply the skills they used to earn their First Aid badges.

Even with these efforts, Curry could still not put weight on the broken ankle, so the Scouts began to search for wood which, when combined with the tarp they’d been carrying, they planned to use as a stretcher to carry Curry out.

Fortunately, in the interim, Curry’s family returned with professional rangers who helped her off the trail, at which point the Scouts drove her to a local hospital. Later, she wrote them a note saying, “'I feel enormously lucky you came along at just the right moment, and were so willing to help a stranger in need,' she wrote. 'You are a credit to the Boy Scouts and to your families, and I want you to know I am deeply grateful for your kindness and skill.'

Unfortunately, most people who get injured while hiking do not have the good fortune to be found by a group of well-intentioned Boy Scouts. For the rest of us with broken toes, feet or ankles, I offer my services as your Houston Podiatrist in the comfort of my Tanglewood Foot Specialists office. 

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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