New Jersey Boy Scouts Rescue NBC journalist Ann Curry

NBC journalist Ann Curry was saved by a group of New Jersey boy scouts after she was injured during a hike.

The scouts of troop 368 carried the news reporter down Harriman State Park's Bear Mountain after they crafted her a splint and stretcher.

Scouting Magazine reports, the New Jersey scouts spotted Curry and her family on April 5th and asked if they needed assistance as it was obvious they were in some distress.

One of the Berkeley Heights, N.J. troop members, Rick Jurgens, recalled how the rescue took place.

"We were hiking along, and we came to a trail intersection and a lady was sitting on the ground with her one leg out," Jurgens said. "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."

Without hesitation the group of boys fled into the woods to make a splint for her injured leg.

"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 scouts then began to build a makeshift stretcher to carry Curry down the mountain. It took 8 of them to complete the journey, in which they did in little over 30 minutes, until they made it to the end of the trail where the journalist's husband had parked the car.

The scout's successful rescue was complimented by Curry in a letter she sent them towards the end of last month.

"Your skill and professionalism were a great comfort to me," she wrote. "I feel enormously lucky you came along at just the right moment, and were so willing to help a stranger in need."

The letter also details Curry actually broke her leg during the hike and it would take at least 12 weeks to heal.

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Curry suffered a broken leg


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