Trail Rescue on San Ysidro Trail
updated: Jan 30, 2014, 2:44 PM
Source: Montecito Fire Protection District
The Montecito Fire Protection District responded to an injured hiker reported on the San Ysidro Trail. Additional responding resources included personnel from the Los Padres Forest, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Search and Rescue, and a Santa Barbara County Helicopter.
The reporting party enabled a GIS (Geographic Information System) feature on their smart phone, which enabled rescuers to pin point the exact location of the hiker via the Emergency 9-1-1 telephone system.
Upon arrival, Montecito Fire personnel found the patient located approximately 1 mile from the "single track" off the main trail. Montecito Fire Paramedics assessed and treated the patient, then prepared her for transportation down the trail. Montecito Fire, Los Padres Forest and Search and Rescue personnel worked in tandem to carry the patient down the trail to the awaiting ambulance that transported the patient to a local hospital.
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