Coast Guard Cannot Locate Reported Victims

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Source: Montecito Fire Department

At approximately 7:14 p.m. on June 30, 2020, The Montecito Fire Department responded along with the United States Coast Guard, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire and Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol to the report of a possible ocean rescue. The reporting party lost sight of a group of 3-4 subjects on a raft that was beyond the buoy line and appeared to be heading out to sea. The subjects were thought to be juveniles and did not appear to be wearing life jackets. 
 
Montecito Fire units performed a land-based search from the Hammonds Beach area to Lookout Park and placed a resource at QAD to provide a better visual of the search area. Carpinteria-Summerland Water Rescue 61 launched at the Rosewood-Miramar beach access point and along with the Harbor Patrol searched the coastline from Miramar Beach to Carpinteria State Beach.
 
Coast Guard utilized two ocean vessels including the Cutter Halibut and a Dauphin helicopter to search along the coastline. The Halibut searched throughout the night and the helicopter was launched again at first light to continue the search. The incident was transitioned to the United States Coast Guard at 8:46 p.m.
 
None of the responding resources were able to locate any victims and the search was suspended.  No known missing subjects have been reported at this time.

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Roger Jul 01, 2020 03:05 PM
Coast Guard Cannot Locate Reported Victims

I heard part of that call but the radio was totally breaking up it sounded far away not close and I heard it was a kayak. John P. reported what he heard on his facebook page the call was very vague.

a-1593651484 Jul 01, 2020 05:58 PM
Coast Guard Cannot Locate Reported Victims

That recent "rescue" off Shoreline/Santa Cruz steps to the beach (area), wasn't needed. After lots of deployment of rescue teams, the individuals thought to be at risk made it into shore all by themselves. Hopefully this is the same type of incident.

a-1593700645 Jul 02, 2020 07:37 AM
Coast Guard Cannot Locate Reported Victims

Hope this was not a prank.I have been noticing people going outside the zone at Goleta beach way beyond the buoys and further out than the pier. When renting these items, I think it is important that the businesses who rent these items remind people of the rapid and strong currents way beyond the end of the pier . In the past there have been boats that can come to the rescue, but not now.
These rescues are expensive this is another example of lack of accountability.

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