Survivor Gives Search and Rescue $1.5M

Aspen team saved woman's life in '77


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A woman who survived a 1977 plane crash in the mountains above Aspen, Colorado recently donated $1.5 million to Mountain Rescue Aspen (MRA) as thanks for the two-day search-and-rescue operation that saved her life. In a ceremony on November 29th, the 34th anniversary of the crash, Lynda Cameron dedicated the gift in memory of her father, who was killed on impact when the plane struck a ridge in a snow storm. Cameron, her mother, brother, and three other survivors spent two nights in freezing temperatures before they were spotted by an MRA helicopter. “I wish to be an ambassador for all those who did not have the chance to thank Mountain Rescue Aspen themselves,” said Cameron. The gift will be used to build new headquarters for organization, which is funded through donations and staffed largely by volunteers.

Read more at The Aspen Times