NBC's Ann Curry rescued by New Jersey Boy Scout troop

Associated Press

Published: Monday, May 12 2014 11:36 p.m. MDT

This April 23, 2012 file photo shows Ann Curry at the Matrix Awards in New York. Curry was rescued by a troop of New Jersey Boy Scouts when she broke her leg while hiking with her family on April 5, 2014.

Charles Sykes, AP

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ann Curry has reported from the most dangerous places on earth, but 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 broke a leg.

Members of Troop 368 from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, stopped to help the injured NBC News correspondent, creating a splint for her ankle and fashioning a stretcher from logs and a tarp. They then carried her down the mountain.

Curry sent the troop a letter praising their actions and thanking them for their skills and professionalism.

Troop leaders say most of the scouts didn't know they had rescued someone famous.

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