Wednesday, January 18 , 2017, 5:20 am | Fair 42º

 
 
 
 

Local News

Injured Hiker Rescued From Rattlesnake Trail

Victim is a 59-year-old woman, who suffered a broken leg in a fall

A 59-year-old woman who broke her leg while hiking on the Rattlesnake Trail above Mission Canyon was rescued by personnel from several agencies on Tuesday.

The victim, who was hiking with a group from out of the area, injured herself in a fall, according to Geri Ventura of the Montecito Fire Protection District, which was the lead agency on the rescue.

The woman was about a mile from the trail head, which is near Skofield Park, when she was hurt at about 10:20 a.m., Ventura said, adding that the victim was treated at the scene, then carried up the hill to a waiting ambulance. 

She was transported by American Medical Response to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

“Trail rescues are always difficult,” Ventura said, noting that front-country trails often traverse several jurisdictions, one reason why so many agencies were involved.

Those responding Tuesday included personnel from Montecito, Santa Barbara City, Santa Barbara County and Los Padres National Forest.

Noozhawk executive editor Tom Bolton can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk encourages free expression, regardless of viewpoint, but requires that such expressions be civil in tone, respectful of other commenters and relevant to the stories on which they are posted. We reserve the right to remove any comment for any reason.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree not to submit a comment that is abusive, defamatory, disrespectful, illegal, libelous, profane, vulgar or disparaging (whether on the basis of disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, traits with which people are born, or otherwise).

» Agree not to submit a comment that attacks or threatens another person, threatens or promotes violence, wishes for harm to befall another person, invades another person's privacy or proprietary rights, or uses expletives (including veiled profanity).

» Agree not to stalk or harass another person, dominate the conversation, discourage participation by others, or bait, belittle, bicker with, mock or taunt others.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

» Comments with spam or self-promotional links are not allowed. Comments that include links are automatically routed to a Pending queue. Regularly checking it is not a priority of ours.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >