Hiker Spun in Helicopter Rescue 'Thought She Was Going to Die' - NBC 7 San Diego
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Hiker Spun in Helicopter Rescue 'Thought She Was Going to Die'

Katalin Metro spun 174 times and did deep-breathing exercises to stay conscious, her husband said

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Helicopter Rescue of Injured Hiker Spins Out of Control

    A 74-year-old hiker whose head and face were injured in a fall on a Phoenix mountain endured a wild ride in a stretcher as she was being hoisted into a helicopter. (Published Wednesday, June 5, 2019)

    The husband of the injured hiker who spun uncontrollably in a rescue helicopter's harness this week said she "thought she was going to die," NBC News reported.

    Katalin Metro, 74, was airlifted out of Arizona's Piestewa Park on Tuesday after she broke her nose in a fall, her husband told NBC affiliate KPNX.

    George Metro watched from the helicopter as the basket dangling below started spinning wildly with his wife inside. He said she spun 174 times and did deep-breathing exercises to stay conscious.

    "The blood was going to her head and eyeballs. The first thing she said was, 'I'm glad I'm alive,'" Metro said from the hospital Thursday. "She thought she was going to die when she was spinning."

    Body-Cam Footage Shows Baby Rescued From Plastic Bag

    [NATL] Baby Rescued From Plastic Bag in Georgia, Body-Cam Footage Shows

    Georgia sheriff's office released dramatic body-cam video showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods.

    (Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019)