VIDEO: STAR Flight rescues woman who fell 30-feet in greenbelt

A woman was hoisted out of the Barton Creek Greenbelt on Sunday, June 11, 2017. (Courtesy: STAR Flight)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — When a woman fell 30-feet while hiking in the Barton Creek Greenbelt Sunday afternoon, crews with STAR Flight had to be called in to help get her out.

In the rescue video from the helicopter, crews can be seen descending into a wooded area of the Twin Falls area of the greenbelt. Emergency crews say the victim was unconscious when they reached her.

She was hoisted to the helicopter via a backboard. Once onboard, the victim was flown to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with critical injuries. Her current condition is not known at this time.

STAR Flight Rescues

According to STAR Flight records, on average, the agency responds to three dozen a year for assistance in the city of Austin’s various greenbelts. So far this year, they’ve made two actual rescues from the greenbelts.

Year Dispatches Rescues
2014 33 2
2015 37 5
2016 39 5
2017YTD (June 13) 8 2 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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