Missing Surfer Found Safe off Leadbetter Beach

Update by the edhat staff
7:30 p.m., January 5, 2022

Emergency responders were on the scene of a reported missing surfer off Leadbetter Beach Thursday afternoon.

Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol and a Coast Guard helicopter were also on the scene searching for the missing surfer.

More than an hour later, emergency responders stated the surfer was found safe and all resources cleared at approximately 5:15 p.m.

Follow Scanner Andrew’s minute-by-minute report below.

Photo Nelson Roosendahl

Photo: Nelson Roosendahl​

By Scanner Andrew
4:15 p.m., January 5, 2022

Firefighters are on the scene of a reported missing surfer near Leadbetter Beach.


Written by ScannerAndrew

ScannerAndrew is a volunteer reporter who shares information from emergency scanner traffic and details from the scene of incidents.

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