Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped in Sand
At approximately 7:50 am Santa Barbara City Firefighters responded to a report of a female trapped in the sand at Garden and Cabrillo Blvd.
Fire Crews arrived on scene to find a 73-year-old female who was trapped in waist-deep sand at the mouth of Mission Creek. The recent surf from Hurricane Fabio pushed water into the river mouth and created a “quicksand” effect. Due to the nature of the conditions fire crews were getting stuck in the sand while attempting to perform the rescue. Firefighters used a roof ladder to gain stability to free the trapped victim.
The victim was assessed by AMR and had no medical complaints. Firefighters used shovels to fill the hole created by the rescue to prevent future entrapments. Please use caution when walking on the beach in this area.
Female stuck in the Sand... Waste Deep Garden at Cabrillo Engines one, Two and AMR on scene.