New Jersey Boy Scouts rescue TV anchor Ann Curry from New York mountain after she injures leg

Members of Troop 368 were on a training

Members of Troop 368 were on a training hike in Berkeley Heights last month when they stumbled upon NBC anchor Ann Curry. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - A group of New Jersey Boy Scouts is getting national attention for using their scouting skills to rescue a TV star.

Members of Troop 368, of Berkeley Heights, were on a training hike in New York last month when they stumbled upon NBC anchor Ann Curry.

The boys say Curry had a leg injury and appeared to need help. 

They swung into action, splinting her leg, and building a makeshift stretcher to bring her down from the mountain.

"She was still kind of unsure, so we tested it on my friend," says Boy Scout Joe McLaughlin. "She decided it was OK. So we brought her down the mountain, and she went in her car, and then onward to the hospital."

The Scouts say they practice making stretchers all the time. They just never realized it would come in handy someday.

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