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David Kootook Inukshuk, Edmonton AB
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wayfinder Zukon
N 53° 32.530 W 113° 29.104
12U E 335338 N 5935457
Quick Description: An inukshuk in downtown Edmonton, in honour of David Pisurayak Kootook, a 14 year old boy who survived a plane crash and helped the pilot, Martin Hartwell, survive until rescue.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 9/14/2008 8:51:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM4PAB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 41

Long Description:
In 1972, Martin Hartwell piloted a medevac flight with nurse Judy Hill, a pregnant Inuk woman and David Kootook, suffering from appendicitis from Cambridge Bay, NWT. The plane crashed just north of Yellowknife, the nurse and pregnant patient did not survive the crash. Hartwell's ankles were broken and he was unable to walk. David help Hartwell to survive by creating shelter, starting a fire, gathering firewood and fishing at a nearby lake. David died of a ruptured appendix on the 20th day. Hartwell was found alive on the 31st day after the crash.
This inukshuk was erected to honour his courage and selflessness.
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