NH Woman Evacuated From South Pole Recovering Well After Stroke

BALTIMORE (AP) — The engineer evacuated from a South Pole research station after a stroke may not be skydiving again anytime soon, but her doctor says she is recovering well.

Dr. Paul Nyquist said Friday that Renee-Nicole Douceur, who traveled to Johns Hopkins Hospital this week for treatment, is regaining her lost vision, and her speech is improving. Douceur expects to be discharged Saturday.

Douceur was evacuated two months after she began experiencing vision, language and memory problems while working as station manager at the National Science Foundation’s South Pole research station.

WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports

The 58-year-old nuclear engineer from Seabrook, N.H., says she would like to go back to the South Pole, but she may need to return to the nuclear industry instead.

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