TRAGIC: Veteran, Texas Nurse Plunges to Her Death During Rescue Mission

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 8.16.50 AMA woman who was committed to saving injured people fell to her end last night, while on the job. Sad to see this hero go.

A rescue medic fell out of a helicopter and plummeted to her death Monday while she tried to save an injured hiker on a Texas trail, officials said.

Kristin McLain, a 46-year-old Travis County emergency nurse, died after she fell from her team’s helicopter while it was on a rescue mission in Austin, Travis County STAR Flight said in a statement.

A team from STAR Flight, Texas’ aerial emergency medical transport, was called to rescue a woman who had fallen while walking through Austin’s Barton Creek Greenbelt Monday night. They found the wounded hiker just before 10 p.m. and began hoisting her into the aircraft.

Read more: nydailynews.com

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