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Missionary in Haiti describes quake devastation

Sharon Rowlett treating quake victims at clinic. (Source: Grace Church of the Islands) Sharon Rowlett treating quake victims at clinic. (Source: Grace Church of the Islands)
Treating quake victims in Haiti (Source: Grace Church of the Islands) Treating quake victims in Haiti (Source: Grace Church of the Islands)
Dr. Kornblatt continuing to care for injuries in Messailler (Source: Grace Church of the Islands) Dr. Kornblatt continuing to care for injuries in Messailler (Source: Grace Church of the Islands)

By WTOC staff

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A missionary group from Savannah who were visiting Haiti when a 7.0 earthquake hit Tuesday, are now administering medical care to the injured.

The 14 members of the Grace Church of the Islands missionary were in the village of Messailler, about 20 miles north of Port-au-Prince, when the earthquake hit.

Dr. John Rowlett, a member of the group, said they began treating quake victims Tuesday night, that included fractures and head wounds.

Member Lisa Aaron said tremors continued throughout the night as the clinic continued to see patients.

Haitian officials said Wednesday he believes thousands of people are dead and countless more injured or still trapped in the rubble.

The group, organized by Dr. Brian Kornblatt and his wife Joan, was in Haiti for a week of medical mission work.

Kornblatt and Rowlett are both emergency room doctors at St. Joseph's/Candler.

No one with the the Grace Church group was injured in the quake.

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