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Woman Rescued After Hiking Mishap in Santa Barbara

Injured victim spent several hours alone in darkness until passerby heard her screams

Santa Barbara city firefighters carrying an injured hiker who spent several hours alone in the darkness after falling Monday evening.

Santa Barbara city firefighters carrying an injured hiker who spent several hours alone in the darkness after falling Monday evening.  (Urban Hikers photo)

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

A woman was rescued early Tuesday after spending several hours alone and injured in the darkness following a hiking mishap, according to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department.

The woman told firefighters she had gone for a walk sometime Monday evening when she slipped and fell in the 1700 block of Eucalyptus Hill Road, said fire Battalion Chief Jim McCoy.

A passerby heard the woman screaming at about 6:40 a.m. and called 911, McCoy said.

Firefighters located the woman about 150 feet off the roadway into Sycamore Canyon, McCoy said, and were able to bring her up to safety using a Stokes basket.

She had suffered cuts, scrapes and possible broken bones, and was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, McCoy said.

The victim's name, age and condition were not available.

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