Seattle doctor at Standing Rock: 'People had sheets of ice hanging off them'
A few Seattle doctors returned this week from a rotation in Standing Rock, North Dakota. That’s where an estimated 2,000 protesters are demonstrating against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. We talked with one doctor, who was part of triage team as the standoff escalated Sunday night.
Dr. Robie Sterling finished his residency at Swedish Medical Center a few months ago. Not long after, he traveled to North Dakota with two other doctors from Swedish.
But he was alone in the medic tent when the radio call came in Sunday evening. There was a confrontation happening at the front line.