Kayaker Rescued Off Goleta Coast

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Update by edhat staff
August 12, 2018

A kayaker drifting off to sea was rescued near Coal Oil Point in Goleta on Saturday afternoon.

Santa Barbara County Fire crews responded to an ocean rescue around 3:53 p.m. for a report of a 21-year-old male USC student drifting approximately a half mile from the coast.

According to fire officials, a water rescue crew towed the student and the kayak safely to Sands Beach near UC Santa Barbara.

Officials state the student was not in distress and not suffering from hypothermia when rescued.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
3:58 p.m., August 11, 2018

Ocean rescue of a stranded kayaker at Coal Oil Point, access 8300 Block of Hollister.

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Eggs Ackley Aug 11, 2018 08:25 PM
Kayaker Rescued Off Goleta Coast

Not that LA Times reporter again! The one who thinks kayaking Gaviota in 30 knot westerlies is his god-given right! Steve Gomez?

a-1534203402 Aug 13, 2018 04:36 PM
Kayaker Rescued Off Goleta Coast

A journalist kayaks the west coast and you criticize him for it?! Why?
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Posts from his 2016 trip:
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-coastal-road-trip-steve-lopez-a-point-reyes-kayak-1469568247-htmlstory.html#

a-1534049718 Aug 11, 2018 09:55 PM
Kayaker Rescued Off Goleta Coast

Not Steve Lopez. A couple of kayak fishermen were out there:

https://www.keyt.com/news/crews-mobilize-to-rescue-distressed-kayaker-in-gaviota/603043900

RoadsTech Aug 12, 2018 07:44 AM
Kayaker Rescued Off Goleta Coast

What does an unrelated, year old story have to do with this. Not even the same kind of kayak.

a-1534109116 Aug 12, 2018 02:25 PM
Kayaker Rescued Off Goleta Coast

Score one for the Sea bass. And a shout out to Stacy Sakai of KEYT who wrote that the stranded fisherman was in a "peddle" fishing kayak.

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