Sometimes when we are watching the news we think to ourselves, "Man, I'm glad that's nobody I know?" And then when this bizarre rescue goes viral and hits the comedy shows, like Stephen Colbert, we have a different reaction, something like, "Well, I assume she's okay so it's okay to laugh at this. . ."
Spinning Out of Control Rescue
Turns out Kathy and I know this woman! Her husband taught eighth grade with Kathy at Moon Mountain Elementary. And, for the record, she's not okay:
"As the husband of that 74 year old woman, I can state that she was more then dizzy after her helicopter ride. She told me that she thought that she was going to die and that she tried to control her breathing because she felt that she was going to pass out. She is now recovering in the hospital and her face is still black from all the small blood vessels that broke during to her numerous spins. It also affected her arms and legs. I do want to thank all the fireman who help treat her during this rescue. I only hope that they can find a way to avoid this type of spinning in the future...."
So happy to hear your friend is recovering!
Will she ever go hiking again?