Hoist Rescue on Santa Cruz Island amidst hiking emergency

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Santa Barbara County fire officials reported that a team of firefighters engaged in a hoist rescue operation on Santa Cruz Island to rescue 4 hikers.

The incident was initially reported around 3:14 PM, when according to officials, a group of three hikers who stumbled upon another individual in need of urgent medical assistance.

An ASU (Air Support Unit) helicopter swiftly mobilized to the scene to initiate a hoist rescue of all four hikers.

The male patient—who sustained a lower extremity injury, was transferred to a ground ambulance for immediate transportation to the emergency room.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.