Helicopter Evacuates Injured Elderly Man from Guadalupe Dunes
By edhat staff
A rescue helicopter medically evacuated an injured 70-year-old man from the Guadalupe Dunes Thursday morning.
At 8:45 a.m., Santa Barbara County and Guadalupe firefighters responded to the Point Sal and W. Main Beach area. It was determined the patient needed to be transported from the area with an alternative vehicle as the fire engines could not reach the location due to sand.
Helicopter 3 responded but had difficulty locating the patient due to a heavy fog layer. Vandenberg Air Force Base was dispatched to help but the fog then cleared and Helicopter 3 was able to locate the patient.
The man was hoisted into the helicopter and flown to Marian Medical Center with an ankle injury.
Helicopter Extraction of subject having medical emergency at W. Main Beach in Guadalupe. SBC Fire Air Support Unit hoisted 70 YO male with ankle injury and transported him to Marian Hospital. Call newsline for more info.@YourFireChief pic.twitter.com/FeNLYZGZw2
— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) August 8, 2019