Helicopter Evacuates Injured Elderly Man from Guadalupe Dunes

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Helicopter Evacuates Injured Elderly Man from Guadalupe Dunes
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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.

 

 

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a-1574101545 Aug 08, 2019 02:02 PM
Helicopter Evacuates Injured Elderly Man from Guadalupe Dunes

Seems like all of you over 65 are quite sensitive. Legally, a 70yro is considered elderly. Might as well embrace it and enjoy your medicare and senior discounts instead of complaining online... oh wait, elderly people do all of the above!

a-1574101545 Aug 08, 2019 01:29 PM
Helicopter Evacuates Injured Elderly Man from Guadalupe Dunes

Is Lionel Ritchie also "elderly?" From another story out today: "The 70-year-old singer energetically moved around the stage hyping up the audience, playing piano, singing high notes, and never missed a beat. "

a-1574101545 Aug 08, 2019 01:13 PM
Helicopter Evacuates Injured Elderly Man from Guadalupe Dunes

"Elderly" man? Seriously, Ed! I, and I'm sure many others here, hate to tell you, but people are living far longer than they did back in the 20's & 30's, you whippersnappers. 70 is just getting into full retirement for some and the going is full speed ahead.

a-1574101545 Aug 09, 2019 12:42 PM
Helicopter Evacuates Injured Elderly Man from Guadalupe Dunes

Accept it ... if you're over 60 you're elderly. If you can jump around like Mick all night or sing your heart out like Lionel you're one in million NOT the norm, the mean or even the average old dude.

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