Helicopter Rescues Couple from Hiking Trail

By the edhat staff

A couple was rescued by helicopter from a local hiking trail on Friday morning.

At 9:32 a.m., Santa Barbara County Firefighters and an Air Support Unit responded to the Manzana Trail in the Los Padres National Forest.

A husband with dehydration symptoms accompanied his wife who was transported by air to the Santga Ynez Valley airport and then transported by ground ambulance to Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital, reports County Fire Captain Scott Safechuck.

Further details on the incident were not available. 

Edhat Staff

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  1. Drinking water from a creek could put you in the ER .
    Never drink water from a natural source that you haven’t purified, even if the water looks clean. Water in a stream, river or lake may look clean, but it can still be filled with bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can result in waterborne diseases, such as cryptosporidiosis or giardiasis.
    Grateful for our search and rescue. And glad the couple had their cell phones and called when they felt dehydrated. We don’t know the details. It ‘s a good reminder to everyone to bring water and prepare and don’t get shamed into not asking for help.

  2. To concur with LOVESBALOT I once saw the most amazing vivid green moss growing in a stock tank out in the Cuyama Valley while trail riding, and cattle and horses were drinking the water, so I put some moss in a baggie and brought it home hoping to grow this new beautiful color of moss in my home fountain. The resultant explosive diarrhea from three 200 pound Irish Wolfhounds had to be seen to be believed. Beware rural water!

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