FRESNO (KRON) — Incredible video of a helicopter rescue in Fresno County shows CHP officers assisting a hiker in trouble.
The victim is 66-year-old Tara Steele from Santa Rosa.
She was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Sunday afternoon when she started to feel symptoms of a stroke.
That is when Steele activated her emergency personal locator beacon, giving her exact coordinates to her family.
Deputies managed to find Steele with other hikers in a heavily wooded area of the trail just east of the Brave Lake.
Steele was hoisted up to safety and transported to a local hospital.
Crews said Steele in fact did suffer from a rare stroke that could have been deadly.
But she is back home Thursday night and is recovering.