By the edhat staff
Two hikers in distress on Romero Canyon Trail called for emergency assistance late Wednesday afternoon.
Just before 5 p.m. today, Montecito firefighters and Satna Barbara County Search & Rescue were dispatched to the trail as the hikers began to feel symptoms of heat exhaustion, found shade and called for help.
One of the hikers, a 24-year-old woman, was hoisted out by a Search & Rescue helicopter then taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. The other hiker was assessed by first responders and was able to walk down the trail with assistance from firefighters and Search & Rescue.
The Montecito Fire Department reminds hikers that during this warm weather, everyone needs to hydrate appropriately and choose to recreate outside during cooler periods of the day.