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TV host Grylls hurt in Antarctic fall

Dec. 7, 2008 at 12:40 PM   |   Comments

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- British television host Bear Grylls was airlifted out of Antarctica after breaking his shoulder while filming a television documentary, the Mail on Sunday said.

The newspaper reported Grylls' insurance company had arranged for a private air ambulance to fly him to South Africa Saturday night for treatment of the compound fracture.

Grylls, a 34-year-old former British military commando, apparently took a bad fall while taking part in a cross-country trek to a mountain peak near the South Pole.

The newspaper said the evacuation was an adventure in itself that required flying into a frigid, high-altitude landing strip.

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