WATCH: Woman Given Dizzying Spin in Chopper Rescue Gone Wrong


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 that spun 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.

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.