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UPDATED: Humanitarian group heads to next stops

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 18, 2009 at 11:21 am |
June 18, 2009 11:21 am

They are on the road again.


The Mission to Mexico crew left Mazatlan this morning and are headed to Ayutla. One group is taking an ambulance to Barra de Navidad, then will rejoin the rest of the group.


Here’s a couple of Twitter posts today from Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer:


“Lied about internet, can’t find a connection that will let us upload. My fault should have brought air card.”


“We’re all on the road again. Every vehicle running great. We expect to be in the mountain towns around 6 tonight. All cars running good.”



UPDATE:
Another problem has emerged.


There’s a crack in the radiator for the ambulance and a group of four are stuck in a remote town.


“Doesn’t look good,” Troyer tweeted.



2:10 UPDATE:
Just got off the phone with Troyer. The ambulance has been fixed up and they are headed through the mountains to Ayutla.


Apparently, the wrench that caused a problem earlier in the trip continues to wreck havoc on the ambulance. It caused a small crack and thus a slow leak of fluid.


The crew loaded up on antifreeze and other liquids and headed out.


“That wrench has caused us all kinds of grief,” Troyer said.


The caravan has run into some intimidating-looking police today. There were men in masks and holding automatic weapons in Acaponeta.


“They left us alone because we were driving ambulance and fire equipment,” Troyer said.


One their way into the mountains, the group passed a sandbag, machine gun pit and more armed officers.


“They saw us,” Troyer said. “They are not mean but they are not friendly.”

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