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An Injured Elderly Hiker Experienced a Nightmarish Helicopter Rescue

A 74-year-old woman in Phoenix was injured while hiking in the mountains.  In order to rescue her they needed to bring in a chopper and airlift her out.

They strapped her to a gurney and tow her out of there but turbulence from the helicopters rotors caused her gurney to spin and spin....and spin....and spin!

We don't know which is worse, the actual injury the woman sustained or the rescue!

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WILD HELICOPTER RESCUE: Firefighters say a 74-year-old woman had to be flown off of Piestewa Peak this morning after she suffered an injury while hiking. STORY: https://t.co/H4HavJnsgn https://t.co/2FPQR0qiZ9

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Poor Injured Hiker Subjected To Nightmarish Helicopter Rescue From Hell

This probably isn't the worst helicopter rescue of all time, but it's enough to make a person consider whether it wouldn't be preferable to die of exposure on a desert mountain, slowly baking to death under a relentless sun. The setting is Piestewa Peak, a peak in the Phoenix Mountains, in, well, Phoenix.