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Survivor thanks Aspen Mountain Rescue in big way
A woman who was rescued in the Aspen backcountry after a tragic airplane crash 34 years ago recently gave Mountain Rescue Aspen a significant donation to build a new headquarters and training facility on Main Street.
Lynda Cameron presented the donation and her thanks to a core group of Mountain Rescue Aspen members on Nov. 29 — the anniversary of her rescue — in a ceremony that didn't leave a dry eye in the house, according to a person who attended.
A statement issued by Mountain Rescue Aspen didn't disclose the size of the donation. Multiple sources said it was in excess of $1 million. Cameron, an Oklahoma City businesswoman who owns a second home in Snowmass Village, wasn't seeking personal acknowledgment for the contribution, Mountain Rescue Aspen said. Instead, she was making the gift as a broader thanks to the rescue organization.
“I wish to be an ambassador for all those who did not have the chance to thank Mountain Rescue Aspen themselves,” Cameron said in the statement.
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