Haiti rescue plane arrives in Florida

Jan. 23, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Authorities say 33 injured Haitian earthquake victims arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Saturday to be treated at South Florida hospitals.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue officials told The Miami Herald an aircraft carrying the victims landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport about 8:30 a.m.

Also reported aboard the plane was former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards, who continues to draw headlines for his child-producing extramarital affair. The newspaper said Edwards rode with an ambulance to Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale with a juvenile victim.

Florida rescue officials said paramedics were standing by when the C-130 military cargo flight arrived from Haiti.

Fifteen of the 33 injured were in serious to critical condition while another 18 were considered "walking wounded," the Herald said.

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