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Agent Sanders: Help! Somebody help me! ... Please! Help! Help!
Ambulance driver: There's someone here! Oh my gosh, we've got a survivor here! There's a survivor here! Someone give me a hand! ... Be careful! Ready? One. Two. Three! ... OK. You're going to be OK. Stay with me. Hang in there ... Hang in there. Oh no. No, no, no, no. We're losing her! ... Her heart's stopped! Get me the defibrillator, now! ... Clear! ... Clear!
Radio: … and police are still looking into the mysterious accident involving a small private aeroplane. The plane crashed while taking off from a local airport at 10 p.m. last night. Witnesses say they saw the plane take off and then crash into a nearby field. There are reports of two people dead, and one in critical condition. Officials report that they do not yet know the cause of the crash, but it looks like the pilot lost control of the aeroplane. We'll have more updates on this breaking story as it comes in ...
Nurse Bryson: Good morning! And how are we this morning? ... You're very lucky, you know. Not everybody can survive a plane crash. And here you are. You're the only survivor, in fact. The doctors said that they couldn't find any identification on you at the crash site. Everything was burning. But you're going to be OK, don't worry ... The doctors also say they don't know if you can hear anything or not. I don't know either, but I enjoy talking so I think I'll keep talking to you if that's OK. Is that OK? ... Well, as I was saying, we don't have any ID for you. You're a mystery! So, at the moment, we have to give you a name. Jane Doe ... I'm going to put your name as Jane Doe on the papers at the moment, but it's only temporary. When you wake up, you can tell me your real name. OK? ... Oh, I forgot to tell you my name! How rude of me. So, my name is Jenny Bryson. I'm your nurse. I'm originally from England, but I've lived here for six years. I like it here ... Do you like it here, Jane? Not in this hospital, obviously ... but in this town? In this part of America? Hmmm. Actually, are you from here? ... That’s OK. You can tell me when you wake up. Let's get that paperwork done now then, Jane ...
The Survivor was written by Lindsay Clandfield with music by Julian Jahanpour, sound production by Creative Listening and artwork by Danny Butcher.
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