Woman Rescued in the Ocean Off Goleta Beach
Update by edhat staff
10:12 a.m., April 21, 2018
A fully clothed woman who was deemed uncooperative was rescued in the ocean off Goleta Beach on Saturday morning.
At 8:32 a.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the west end of Goleta Beach for a reported water rescue. They discovered a fully clothed 44-year-old woman in the water, with a civilian paddle boarder attempting to help.
A rescue swimmer was sent in to make contact with the woman as a small private boat nearby joined to help. The woman in distress was taken to the boat, which then transferred her to Goleta Pier for further evaluation.
Santa Barbara County Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Eliason reports the woman was uncooperative with firefighters and a Sheriff's Deputy was called out to assist. After further evaluation, the woman was transferred to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital via ground ambulance.
It is unknown how or why the woman entered the water or how far she was off shore.
Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
8:29 a.m., April 21, 2018
Water Rescue on Goleta Beach.