Harrison Ford the hero: The woman he rescued with his helicopter tells her story

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391827 01: (U.S. Tabs Out) Actor Harrison Ford Flies His Helicopter July 10, 2001 Near Jackson, Wy. Ford Located And Rescued Missing 13-Year-Old Boy Scout Cody Clawson. (Photo By Getty Images)
Actor Harrison Ford visits Denver and gives some kids an airplane ride from Centennial Airport. Sean Keeney, 8, of Littleton gets his photo taken with Ford after his plane ride. For Bill Husted column. Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post (Photo By Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
American actor Harrison Ford wearing mechanic's coverall smiles while keeping a spanner in his hands, in front of an airplane's reactor, in a scene from the comedy Six Days Seven Nights. Kaua'i (Hawaii), USA, 1998. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: (L to R) Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone, Ronda Rousey and Wesley Snipes attend a photocall for 'The Expendables 3' at the Carlton Hotel on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Millennium Films)
Actor Harrison Ford takes a break to inspect the cockpit of a F-18 fighter plane while filming a scene for his current movie project "Random Hearts," Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, in this handout photo, at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. Three movie scenes were filmed in a hanger and involved many active duty U.S. Navy personnel as extras. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, PH2 Damon J. Moritz)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 12th Annual 'Living Legends of Aviation' at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
391827 02: (U.S. Tabs Out) Actor Harrison Ford Flies His Helicopter July 10, 2001 Near Jackson, Wy. Ford Located And Rescued Missing 13-Year-Old Boy Scout Cody Clawson. (Photo By Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actor Harrison Ford runs from the wreckage of car while filming a scene from his new movie 'Hollywood Homicide' on Hollywood Boulevard on October 22, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ben-Ari Finegold/Getty Images)
Harrison Ford running from a burning car and bullet shots in a scene from the film 'Clear and Present Danger', 1994. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actor Harrison Ford speaks onstage during 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 17, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CDG)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actor Harrison Ford speaks onstage during 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 17, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CDG)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Harrison Ford arrives at the 12th Annual 'Living Legends of Aviation' Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Calista Flockhart and actor Harrison Ford arrive to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. (Photo by: Alberto Rodriguez/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Harrison Ford arrives at the 12th Annual 'Living Legends of Aviation' Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Harrison Ford sighting at Barney's New York on December 17, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Nick Smith/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and actress Calista Flockhart attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 11: Actor Harrison Ford arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables 3' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Chief Executive Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Jon Feltheimer, Co-Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Rob Friedman, actor Harrison Ford, Co-Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Patrick Wachsberger and Motion Picture Group of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. President of Acquisitions & Co-productions Jason Constantine attend the premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables 3' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) and Harrison Ford attend 'The Expendables 3' private dinner and party at Gotha Night Club at Palm Beach on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Millennium Films)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Harrison Ford attends 'The Expendables 3' private dinner and party at Gotha Night Club at Palm Beach on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Millennium Films)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Harrison Ford attends 'Expendables 3' Photocall at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Actors Jason Statham and Harrison Ford attend 'The Expendables 3' photocall during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and actress Calista Flockhart attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Harrison Ford, Kayte Walsh and Kelsey Grammer attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF14/WireImage)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Harrison Ford arrives at the The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards at Dolby Theatre on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07: Actor Harrison Ford attends 'El Hormiguero' TV Show at Vertice 360 Studio on November 7, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 28: Actors Ben Kingsley and Harrison Ford attend the Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's 'Ender's Game' at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 28, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4551 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Harrison Ford during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 23, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
A scene from well-known Billy Wilder's Sabrina: out of a luxurious dwelling, where a big, dark car is parked by, well-dressed Harrison Ford, wearing a black suit and a bowler, pulls out the antenna of a pocket radio; the American actor plays Linus Larrabee, a role originally played by unforgettable Humphrey Bogart. USA, 1995. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Harrison Ford arrives at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Harrison Ford during the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/HFA2013/Getty Images for DCP)
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Harrison Ford is recovering after crash landing his plane onto a golf course Thursday. While the 72-year-old actor is expected to make a full recovery, we tracked down a woman Ford once saved to highlight his amazing aviation career.

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Sarah George, now Sarah Hurst, was rescued by Ford, who was piloting a helicopter, in late July 2000 after she'd suffered dehydration and altitude sickness during a hike off the Table Mountain in Teton County, Wyo. (altitude 11,106 ft.) Harrison's accident brought back memories of that day for the now 34-year-old Sarah, who told ETonline about her experience, including that awkward moment when she threw up in Hans Solo's helicopter.

"My friend Megan and I decided to go hike Table Rock, the mountain that overlooks the Grand Tetons, beautiful hike."

It was a tough hike but Sarah and Megan made it to the top. That's when Sarah began throwing up, and realized she would need some help. In such a remote location, it can be difficult to get cell service, but Sarah, with the assistance of other hikers, finally got a signal out to an emergency response helicopter. Harrison Ford's helicopter, not that she recognized him at first.

"It totally threw me off -- he was wearing, I believe it was a Dallas Cowboys baseball cap or something," she remembers. "And I thought, 'I don't know any football players.'"

To be fair, Sarah, sick and dehydrated was probably not in the best mental state to be remembering faces - even the most famous ones. However, she does very clearly remember what happened next.

"I did get nauseous, and threw up in the helicopter. Which was his," Sarah recalls. "Lucky, I made it into a hat."

Yes, we did ask if it was Harrison Ford's Dallas Cowboys hat. No, it was not.

One thing Sarah did take away from the experience was a lifelong fandom to Harrison's movies. Her favorites are the Indiana Jones franchise, but she'll pretty much see anything he's in at this point.

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"I've got to go see it, he rescued me!" she says, proving the Indiana Jones actor just might be the best experiential marketer ever.

What's really cool is how Harrison, a Jackson Hole resident at the time, made himself available to the county sheriff to help out on rescue missions. "Hiring those type of services is really expensive," Sarah explains. "So, he just told the EMS crew, 'Hey, I'm here. If something happens and I'm home, I'm more than willing to help."

As for Thursday's crash when it was Ford that needed the rescuing, Sarah heard about it from her brother.

"I'm glad that he's okay," she says. "It brought back memories, of course."

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As for what would she say to Harrison now, Sarah tells us, "I'd thank him for his time and for his health. And I'm glad to know that he's doing okay."

It sounds like he made a real impact on and off the screen.

Sarah, 20-years-old when this all took place, worked as a Registered Nurse and now resides in Winnemucca, Nev. with her husband and daughter.

Way back in 1999, Harrison stressed the importance of safety in the air to ET. Watch the video below.

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