French rescuers save Haitian teen 15 days after quake

French rescuers in Haiti pulled ateenage girl from the rubble of a home on the campus of the destroyedCollege St. Gerard on Wednesday, a stunning recovery 15 days after anearthquake devastated the city.

Darlene Etienne, 17, was coveredwith a thermal blanket and given oxygen as rescuers rushed her on astretcher to a French-run field hospital for treatment.

Herfamily said Etienne had just started studying when the disaster struck,trapping scores of people in the rubble of university buildings,hostels and homes.

"We thought she was dead," her cousin, JocelynA. St. Jules, said in a telephone call from Marche Dessalines, a townnorth of the capital.

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