December 7, 2008
TV host Grylls hurt in Antarctic fall
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.