An Australian medical team successfully completed the rescue of the endangered American government worker stationed at the McMurdo station in Antarctica Wednesday night.
Due to privacy issues, the patient and his or her condition has yet to be identified, but officials confirm that the person has left Antarctica and is currently in stable condition at an emergency center in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The particulars of the government worker’s “medical emergency” have yet to be identified, but U.S. National Science Foundation spokesperson Debbie Wing said that the person likely did not go to the research station with the ailment. To be eligible for McMurdo researchers have to pass a “very rigorous health screening process.”
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McMurdo station opened in 1955 and is now one of three facilities in Antarctica that conduct research year round. During the Antarctic summer the station can have up to…
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