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.


Written by Roger

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  1. Selfish and inconsiderate- “Let’s go on a hike on the hottest day, mid-day. and if we get thristy, we can call 9-1-1…” Like the County Fire doesn’t have personnel literally putting out fires everywhere, now they have to deal with these “special individuals…”

  2. What to do you expect for people who pay $1600 for studios, to be smart and not hike on hottest day of the year…they just want to get there money’s worth before the coming evictions clear out the one who lack good judgment. Kinda of like getting in shape for living down in the trees near the train tracks tri- athalon life style choice!!
    Yeah it must of been a real bummer for rescue crew, it was brutal the heat!!

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