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Ocean Rescue/Search UPDATE
updated: Mar 31, 2014, 9:25 AM

Source: SBC Fire

UPDATE by Santa Barbara County Fire Department

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) has suspended the search for the missing person at Guadalupe Dunes Park. The object floating near the surf line was found to be fishing buoys that were mistaken for a body. The US Coast Guard remains in the area with a helicopter and a boat to continue to search. California State Parks water rescue team is on scene with personal water crafts.

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The Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) is responding to numerous reports of a body in the surf line, approximately two to four miles north of the Guadalupe Dunes Park.

SBCFD is being assisted by Cal Fire San Luis Obispo, Guadalupe FD and Vandenberg FD water rescue team. Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit has also been requested to assist and will be responding with firefighter/ rescue swimmers.

INCIDENT SUMMARY: At 9:59 am, March 30, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to an ocean rescue located at Guadalupe Dunes Park. SBCFD responded two engines and a battalion chief, and was assisted by Guadalupe FD, Santa Maria FD, Vandenberg AFB, US Coast Guard, Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue, Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit, Santa Barbara County Sheriff and American Medical Response.

Three people were swept into the ocean at the conclusion of a baptismal ceremony. Two people self-rescued and sustained no injuries. The third person was unaccounted for. A search effort began. The search included shore based, water rescue teams with personal water crafts, and 2 helicopter searches. The search continued until 2:30 pm at which time the USCG continued the search until midnight.

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