Medical Emergency on Inspiration Point Hiking Trail – Santa Barbara Edhat

Update by edhat staff

A 26-year-old was medically evacuated from the Inspiration Point hiking trail Saturday morning.

At 10:33 a.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters, Search & Rescue, a ground ambulance, and an Air Support helicopter responded to the trail area. 

A 26-year-old female suffering from dehydration and weakness was hoisted to the helicopter with firefighter paramedics and flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

SBCFD Spokesperson Scott Safechuck offers the below reminders for all hikers:

  • Have a plan
  • Bring more water
  • Have a fully charged phone
  • Bring a map/tracking device
  • Know where you are
  • Tell someone where you plan to hike
  • Check the forecast for weather
  • Call for help early
  • Find shade and remain calm.

By Tagdes

Medical emergency at Inspiration Point. County Fire and Copter 3.



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