Sad news out of Austin as a flight nurse with the Travis County STAR Flight medevac helicopter fell to her death during a rescue Monday night. Kristin McLain, 46, a flight nurse with STAR Flight for 7 years, fell from the hoist as the crew was lifting her and a victim back into the helicopter. High winds at the time may have been a factor, and the NTSB is investigating. This is the first on-duty fatality in the 30 years of STAR Flight operations.
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