AILING BUZZ ALDRIN EVACUATED FROM THE SOUTH POLE
An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand, where he was hospitalized Thursday in stable condition.
Aldrin, 86, was visiting Antarctica as a tourist when he fell ill. He was flown to Christchurch from McMurdo Station, a U.S. research center on the Antarctic coast.
Tour company White Desert said Aldrin has fluid in his lungs but was responding well to antibiotics. He’ll remain hospitalized overnight for observation.
His manager, Christina Korp, posted side-by-side photos of Aldrin — one on a stretcher giving a thumbs-up with a purple knit cap on his head, another in a hospital bed, on oxygen and with an IV in his left arm.
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand, where he was hospitalized in stable condition.