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Toronto Doctors Come to the Rescue…at 13,000 Feet

Mt. Sinai ER Doctors Save 6-Year-Old Boy on Mt. Kilimanjaro
By: Leonard Carl
Published: September 12th, 2012 in News » World
Mt. Kilimanjaro

Forget about Doctors without Borders.

Two Toronto emergency room physicians are being hailed as true heroes today after they duo raised the art of saving lives to a brand new level - and an incredible altitude of more than 13,000 feet.

Doctors Howard Ovens and Bjug Borgundvaag, both of whom ply their live-saving skills at Toronto's Mt. Sinai Hospital, proved that those skills transcend hospital walls when they helped a disoriented, hungry, 6-year-old boy wearing only a pair of torn pants, open-toed sandals and a T-shirt, who was found wandering after two days on Africa's famous Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Another Torontonian, former Toronto Argonaut co-owner, David Cynamon was the group's lead climber which was climbing the mountain to raise money for Mt. Sinai.

Doctors fed the boy, who was suffering from dehydration, electrolytes.

Apparently the youngster, named Emmaunel, had been send up the mountain to cut grass for the cattle of his village when he became disoriented and ended up spending two very cold nights on the mountain.

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