A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Force crew made a life-saving trip to Antarctica today to rescue a researcher who reportedly suffered a stroke on the icy continent in late August.
Renee-Nicole Douceur, 58, of Seabrook., N.H., is getting medical help today. She told CBS’ Today Show she was “feeling elated” to be off the Amundsen-Scott research station and in a hospital.
Weather complications held up her rescue. So did concerns from her employer, Raytheon Polar Services, she said in her interview with CBS.
Her flight to Christchurch, New Zealand is the second medical rescue McChord-based crews have performed …