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Curry was hiking with her family on Bear Mountain when she hurt her leg. (Source: MGN/Wiki Commons) Curry was hiking with her family on Bear Mountain when she hurt her leg. (Source: MGN/Wiki Commons)
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Ann Curry has reported from the most dangerous places on earth, yet when she broke her leg during a recent hike, it was a troop of New Jersey Boy Scouts that came to her rescue.

Curry was hiking with her family on Bear Mountain in New York's Harriman State Park on Saturday, April 5, when she hurt her leg.

Members of Troop 368 from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, came across the injured NBC News correspondent sitting along the trail after her family had tried unsuccessfully to carry her down the rugged mountain path, according to Scouting Magazine. Curry encouraged the scouts to keep going, but seeing she was in pain and needed medical attention, they quickly fashioned a splint for her injured ankle and crafted a stretcher from logs and a tarp. They carried her down the mountain to where her husband and son brought their car to rush her to the hospital.

"Your skill and professionalism were a great comfort to me," Curry wrote. "I was in great pain but you were very careful in carrying me over the sharp rocks and into the car that took me to the hospital."

Curry said her leg was so severely broken that it would take 10 to 12 weeks to heal.

Troop leader Rick Jurgens said many of the 14- to 16 year-old scouts were just following their training, and didn't realize they had rescued someone famous.

The scouts were amazed, Jurgens added, after watching Curry's news reports on someone's cellphone and seeing all the famous people she had interviewed.

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