Sunday, 10 May 2015

Kiwi-based doctor battled injury to save 23 lives after Everest avalanche

Stuff NZ
A Kiwi-based doctor is being credited with helping to save 23 lives after the deadly avalanche at Everest base camp, despite being injured herself.
British-born Rachel Tullet, an emergency doctor at Christchurch Hospital, was swept on to a rock and buried under a layer of ice crystals for several minutes in avalanche triggered by last month's 7.9-magnitude Nepalese earthquake.
She had been volunteering at Everest ER, the medical tent at the mountain's base camp run by the Himalayan Rescue Association."

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