It seems that this was a 74 year old woman who had a foot or leg injury and had to be lifted off the mountain by helicopter.
Only thing though…the helicopter rescue got a little crazy when the basket she was in began spinning out of control.
Here is the link to see the video
This looks so horrifying! It’s actually hard to watch towards the end as it keeps going faster and faster!
Seeing as how this week is our Summer Safety Hiking Awareness Week I think this incident is a good reminder for us all to stay safe! Although, an injury can happen to us all regardless of skill level, it is important to know your limits and to have proper attire and gear with us. Check out our blog on Rules for Summer Hiking in Phoenix.
I really hope this woman is okay. I cannot imagine what that was like for her.
Top of Piestewa Peak