A 74-year-old woman was injured while hiking on Piestewa Peak in Phoenix, Arizona, and emergency services had to be called to airlift her to an area trauma center.
However, the airlift process went a little awry when a cable that was supposed to prevent the woman’s stretcher from spinning disengaged and the woman was literally sent for a spin.
Take a look:
Authorities did say in a press conference that thankfully the woman only suffered mild adverse affects from the spinning, such as dizziness and nausea.
People are really getting creative on Twitter with overlaying sound onto the video of the woman spinning.
Others had different reactions.
Others were saying that this botched “rescue” was not exactly acceptable.
"Rescue" very liberal use of that word pic.twitter.com/pF2i7NApKI
— Nicole 🖖🏾 (@alamanecer) June 5, 2019
save you with a helicopter but we’re gonna have to give you some gforce training too
— xCodeh (@xCodeh) June 5, 2019
The air crew needs to be reassigned immediately and someone needs to be terminated. This is 100% not okay. Spins can and should be controlled with proper tethering.
— Edith Cranwrinkle's Tracksuit🏳️🌈 (@AllieKeeley1) June 4, 2019
The article says "no firefighters were injured" but that's REALLY NOT who I'm worried about here
— +ahREEE (@AriThePopTart) June 4, 2019
The spinning was so fast that it’s almost incredible to watch.
And it’s hard to imagine how the woman must have been feeling to be spinning so fast in midair.
How I picture her rattling around inside pic.twitter.com/h2naa8kmQk
— Hannaconda ✨ (@Infhinite) June 5, 2019
Jesus tapdancin christ, is she still alive?! She ready for a trip to the moon after all that mess.
— Tara (@BravesDiva) June 4, 2019
Was she injured before or during the rescue? 🤢
— Ryan Brown #E32019 🎮 (@Toadsanime) June 4, 2019
Is that rope connected to the rotor??
— AZ Dirt Rider (@dec081980) June 4, 2019
While no information has become available on the woman’s condition in regards to the injury, it still stands that officials say the woman suffered no “ill effects” due to the spinning.
We will continue to get motion sickness on her behalf.