Local College Alum Found Alive In Haitian Elevator Shaft
Dan Woolley was pulled from an elevator shaft in Haiti. (January 16, 2010)
"Praise," stated a university Facebook posting. "APU alum Dan Woolley '93 has been found alive in Haiti! He is trapped in an elevator shaft and rescuers are working to extract him."
The institution later posted that "he is out and receiving medical attention. Praise God!" (It's a Christian school).
Woolley, who was in the country working for the Christian charity group Compassion International, sustained unknown injuries after being stuck in the ruble of what was once the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince.
"This hits very close to home for us and our office,'' Azusa Pacific spokeswoman Allison Oster told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. "Everyone here in this community has been praying for him.''
Woolley was reportedly working with AIDS patients Haiti.
The school has a 15-year history of sending missions to that nation to help out at orphanages, provide medical care and work with the poor.
A university statement indicated that no such missions were underway when a devastating, 7.0 earthquake hit the country Tuesday.