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Chopper rescue of 74-year-old woman turns scary as stretcher spins

Last Updated Jun 4, 2019 at 10:50 pm PST

A rescue turns scary when a woman, strapped inside a red stretcher, spins out of control. (Source: AP)

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old hiker whose head and face were injured in a fall on a Phoenix mountain has been rescued by helicopter, with video showing her in a stretcher spinning rapidly as it was lifted toward the aircraft.

A Phoenix Fire Department crew responded to reports of an injured hiker on Piestewa Peak on Tuesday morning.

WATCH: Chopper rescue turns scary as stretcher spins

Fire officials say the woman was put in a stretcher-like device that was lifted up from the ground to the helicopter. Video shows the stretcher with the woman spinning rapidly as it’s pulled up.

She was transported to a trauma center and was listed in stable condition.

Authorities have not released the woman’s name.