Injured Swimmer Rescued from Red Rock
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara County firefighters rescued a woman who fractured her leg after jumping into water at Red Rock on Thursday evening.
At 7:20 p.m., rescue crews and a helicopter responded to Red Rock Camp in the Los Padres National Forest. They discovered a 23-year-old female with a compound fracture to a lower extremity.
The injury happened after the woman jumped off a rock and struck something upon entering the water.
A firefighter was deployed from a helicopter and made contact with the woman. She was then packaged on the scene and hoisted into the helicopter that then transported her to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
There were no other injuries reported and the current condition of the woman is unknown.