Two Trail Rescues on Friday

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Photo: Montecito Fire Department
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Source: Montecito Fire Department

Trail Rescue: At 3 p.m. Friday, Montecito Firefighters were called to the Hot Springs trail to assist a 61-year-old woman who suffered an ankle injury while hiking. AMR Santa Barbara took the patient to the hospital for further treatment. Thanks to Santa Barbara County Search And Rescue & AMR for their collaboration.

Source: Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue

1st Call: Trail Rescue (above) - 2nd Call: Lost Hikers (11/26/21) - This was the first of two calls for service that we responded to yesterday. The second call was for two hikers lost near Cathedral Peak that had also run out of water and needed guidance coming down the trail. All hikers are safe and off the trails.

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Babycakes Nov 28, 2021 09:41 AM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

The elderly woman with the ankle injury appears to be wearing "tennies" that are meant for toodling along at the beach, sidewalk, or sitting on a couch. When hiking, you should always/always wear appropriate footwear like ankle-high leather boots that have a steel shank. Wearing casual shoes when hiking often ends up in an injury, especially to older folks whose bones and balance is compromised and more prone to falls (yes, this is true). A good pair of boots helps prevent injuries and slips/falls. It's definitely worth it to invest a $140-300 for your own sake and for the sake of the rescuers. Notice that each and every one of the rescuers is wearing hiking boots.... not la-ti-dah flimsy sunny-day daisy-field walkers, which tend to be worn by those ending up being rescued all the time.

a-1638122516 Nov 28, 2021 10:01 AM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

I just bought my son a pair of great nubby ankle high hiking boots from Big 5 for $28!

ParvoPup Nov 27, 2021 06:24 PM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

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dukemunson Nov 27, 2021 06:43 PM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

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a-1638056561 Nov 27, 2021 03:42 PM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

Even though Hot Springs is a fire road, it is very treacherous coming down if one is not wearing hiking boots or nubby shoes. Feet slide out from under you down the shale-covered fire road like ice. Be prepared when visiting the hot springs.

mtndriver Nov 28, 2021 11:35 AM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

Thanks for the advice, 3:42. And notice the sole of the person's shoe (on the stretcher). Looks pretty worn, no treads, to my eyes. As an older person, I know I am way less agile than even 10 years ago. I take my sticks even on front country hikes. Good shoes and sticks are important, especially for older hikers. This person injured an ankle.

Basicinfo805 Nov 27, 2021 02:45 PM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

That's not S&R volunteers there. Taxpayer funded, heavily pentioned firefighters. But I get it when the tourists/relatives come to town. Many are pretty clueless about the outdoors.

Sail380 Nov 29, 2021 09:03 PM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

Hey Basicinfo805
Most of the same people that will show up to rescue you when you slip in the shower. Thank them while they are helping you!!!

tagdes Nov 27, 2021 07:20 PM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

Zeke, thank you for one of the few people that actually looks and reads, rather the all of the people here just have to jump in with their usual anti any government services.

Zeke Nov 27, 2021 06:26 PM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

I see three SAR members in that pic. Its probably hard to see details thru your judgmental vision.

Seabird Nov 27, 2021 05:33 PM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

@Basic, they are not paid by the hour or the task. They are on shifts, they are doing their jobs, and they are there when we need them. What's the complaint?

a-1638061039 Nov 27, 2021 04:57 PM
Two Trail Rescues on Friday

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