Surfer Rescued off Isla Vista Shore

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Update by edhat staff
12:00 p.m., January 18, 2019

A surfer who was unable to get back to shore was rescued by Santa Barbara County Fire Department's Rescue team  off  the Isla Vista coastline Friday morning.

At 7:51 a.m., a water rescue team launched jet skis from Goleta Beach and made their way to a surfer in distress off the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive. The surfer, a female in her early 20's, was found in distress.

The rescue team safely guided her back to Campus Point where she was warmed up and released without injuries, said Captain Dave Zaniboni.


By Roger the Scanner Guy
7:59 a.m., January 18, 2019

Ocean rescue for a female stuck in a riptide 50 Yards from the cliffs of Del Playa.

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Luvaduck Jan 19, 2019 08:11 AM
Surfer Rescued off Isla Vista Shore

Random side thought: Do the firemen involved look forward to a break in the monotony that doesn't involve a huge conflagration? (I would!)

Luvaduck Jan 19, 2019 12:06 PM
Surfer Rescued off Isla Vista Shore

Of course risk is involved! Guys who go into that line of work are buff and adventurous to start with and most love the out-of-doors. The older guys probably give the actual ocean-going a pass this time of year. As my brother-in-law gained years and experience (and weight--it comes to all of us), he let abundantly-energetic young guys blow off steam on that kind of thing.

pstarSR Jan 19, 2019 10:14 AM
Surfer Rescued off Isla Vista Shore

a break? risking their own lives in the ocean cant really be considered a "break". just a different risk.

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