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Video shows the harrowing moments an Arizona hiker was left spinning in the air during a helicopter rescue.

Harrowing video captured a ‘very rare’ complication in a helicopter rescue that left a hiker spinning as she was lifted

Video shows the injured woman wrapped up in a special harness and stretcher spinning violently as the helicopter lifts her into the air.
Eric Desplinter and Gabrielle Wallace

Hikers survived for 5 days in the mountains of California by rationing food and using a special straw to purify water

Eric Desplinter and Gabrielle Wallace were missing for five days near California's Mt. Baldy. They survived by rationing food and using a LifeStraw.
Michelle Richan

A Utah woman survived a week in the wilderness after her SUV got stuck in the snow

Michelle Richan, 47, got stuck in mud and snow in Park Valley, Utah, on March 19. She wasn't found for seven days.
Footage from Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter Service showed the tourist being rescued.

A man survived hours lost at sea by turning his jeans into a flotation device, a trick used by US Navy SEALs

Arne Murke was found by rescuers three hours after being knocked off a 12-meter yacht, which he had been sailing with his brother in New Zealand.
Cue the "Jaws" theme.

A team of firefighters heroically rescued a distressed fat rat that was trapped in a sewer grate

From the looks, things got hairy. A team of suited volunteers was called in to lift up the manhole cover and pry out the distressed rodent.
Jessika McNeill and Ryan Osmun at Zion National Park.

A hiker was stuck in quicksand for hours before rescuers could reach him in a Utah national park

Ryan Osmun, of Mesa, Arizona, was hiking in Zion National Park with his girlfriend, Jessika McNeill on Saturday when they hit quicksand.
A mountain lion was rescued by San Bernardino County Fire on Saturday

California firefighters had to remove a mountain lion from a backyard after residents spotted it perched on a 50-foot-high tree branch

San Bernardino County Fire officials had to remove a large mountain lion from a backyard in Hesperia, California, on Saturday.
The three people who were trapped in a West Virginia coal mine were rescued Wednesday night. Circled left to right: 21-year-old Cody Beverly, 25-year-old Kayla Williams and 31-year-old Erica Treadway.

3 people were rescued from an abandoned West Virginia mine after being trapped underground for 4 days

Cody Beverly, Kayla Williams and Erica Treadway got trapped in the mine on Saturday while scavenging for lucrative copper wire.
Caney Creek Fire & Rescue saved more than 100 snakes from a burning home in Texas

Firefighters rescued more than 100 snakes from a burning house in Texas that the owner had kept as pets

Caney Creek Fire and Rescue of Conroe, Texas, a suburb of Houston, responded to a house fire on Saturday that was started by a Christmas tree.
U.S. Air Force pararescue Airmen conduct helicopter hoist training Nov. 5, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Here’s how the US Air Force’s elite PJ special operators rescue troops in the mountains of Afghanistan

Air Force Pararescuemen, or PJs, are the special operators people often forget about — until they need them.