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.
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