Kayakers Rescued Off Ventura Coast
By edhat staff
Two kayakers were rescued in Ventura County after going missing off the coast of Carpinteria.
At 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Santa Barbara County Air Support responded with the Carpinteria/Summerland and Montecito Fire Departments for a report of two kayakers in distress off the Carpinteria shore.
Helicopter 3 was launched with firefighters and paramedics on board. The helicopter began a search pattern for the two missing women on outrigger canoes. The women were located off Hobsons Beach in Ventura County, a significant distance away from Carpinteria.
Rescue boats and a Coast Guard helicopter were launched to assist as Helicopter 3 needed to turn back to refuel.
The women were reportedly rescued and safely brought to shore.