Woman Spun 174 Times in Helicopter Sues City
The woman seen in a viral video of a rescue gone wrong has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the City of Phoenix.
Katalin Metro and her husband, George Metro, went hiking in June of 2019 and had a good time until Katalin fell, injuring her head and face. Crews decided it would be fastest and most effective means of extraction was by helicopter.
Her rescue was going as any rescue should, until they started raising her basket to the helicopter. It would appear something went wrong, causing her basket to spin at high speed 174 times before it was able to get under control.
Metro, who was 74 at the time of the rescue, said she didn't want to go by helicopter, but first responders chose to airlift her instead of using a Big Wheel unit.
The lawsuit claims Katalin Metro now suffers from "significant and permanent injuries." It asks the city to compensate Katalin for injuries and damages including "for past and future pain, discomfort, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anxiety, anguish and permanent injury."
The lawsuit was filed June 3rd, and the city has until June 23rd to respond.
Katalin's story even made it to Conan, who was kind enough to bring her on the show.
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