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+ - SPAM: No early evac for South Pole stroke victim

Submitted by Alan R Light
Alan R Light (1277886) writes "South Pole winter site manager Renée-Nicole Douceur has had a stroke. The doctor on site says she needs to be evacuated to get better medical attention as soon as possible. NSF says "Meh."

It is difficult to fly in to Pole before late October, but not impossible to fly in two or three weeks earlier than scheduled, depending on weather. This is Douceur's second winter in Antarctica. In 2009 she was the facilities engineer at McMurdo Station. Even a couple weeks could be critical."

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