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Father, son endure quake, long trip home from Haiti

Published 01/20/2010, The Daily Republic

Bruce Blumer is safe, sound and at home, but with a host of sad memories of the earthquake that last week devastated Haiti. On the Haitian island of La Gonave for mission work when the quake hit, Blumer, of Mitchell, and his son, Ian — a student at the University of Sioux Falls — arrived home around 4 a.m. Tuesday. Their post-earthquake journey included lending aid in the wake of the disaster, followed by rides on a lobster boat and a cramped truck, a flight to Florida and, finally, an arrival at the Rapid City Regional Airport.

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