Hiker Rescued from San Ysidro Trail
Source: Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue
*** Trail Rescue - San Ysidro Trail (7/25/21) ***
At around 12pm [Sunday] afternoon, SBCSAR, Montecito Fire and AMR responded for a 71-year-old female hiker in distress on San Ysidro Trail about a half mile down from the top of East Camino Cielo. The hiker had reportedly become distressed in the heat and was unable to continue hiking.
Montecito Fire sent teams from the trailhead and SAR inserted teams from the top to hike down. After hiking down about 20 minutes, the first SAR team made contact with the hiker and started a medical assessment that included providing water, electrolytes and shade on the highly exposed trail above the falls and creek. A couple minutes later the first Montecito Fire team made it to the subject location and determined that IV fluids would aid the hiker and allow for a slow hike down to the trailhead for transport to her vehicle. The hiker was walked down the trail and transported to her vehicle. All teams were out of the field and returned to service just before 4pm.
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