Dehydrated Hiker Airlifted from Cathedral Peak
Update by edhat staff
A hiker was airlifted from Cathedral Peak due to dehydration and heat-related illness on Friday afternoon.
At 2:45 p.m., county firefighters, search and rescue teams, and a helicopter responded to a report of an injured or sick hiker above Tunnel Trail near Cathedral Peak where it was 100 degrees in temperature.
Crews accessed the patient above Seven Falls and discovered the female hiker was dehydrated with a heat-related illness and needed medical attention. The hiker was hoisted out of the area from the helicopter and treated while enroute to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people of the excessive heat warning, especially in the mountains, and encourages everyone to drink lots of water and limit outdoor exposure.
Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
Medical rescue at Cathedral Peak for a female hiker suffering from heat exhaustion.