Articles Tagged With ‘Helicopter Rescues’




Man proposes on Morro Rock, botches the landing

A man climbed on top of Morro Rock Thursday morning to digitally propose to his girlfriend. The woman reportedly said “yes,” but emergency crews then had to rescue her fiancé from the rock. Police have identified the man as Fresno... (Continue reading)

Trail of blood leads to missing Santa Maria biker

Santa Barbara County search and rescue personnel followed footprints and a trail of blood to locate a missing dirt biker and survival specialist Sunday morning. Search teams found the missing Santa Maria man standing in a creek with a friend... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria child airlifted after hit-and-run

A suspect drove a pickup truck through a Santa Maria apartment complex, hit a 5-year-old boy and fled on Saturday, according to the city’s police department. A helicopter then airlifted the boy to a Santa Barbara hospital. [KCOY] The child... (Continue reading)

Woman plunges 100 feet off Gaviota bridge

A 56-year-old woman fell 100 feet off of a railroad trestle bridge in Gaviota Sunday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The woman reportedly survived with moderate to major injuries. A helicopter airlifted her to Cottage Hospital... (Continue reading)

Hiker airlifted from Bishop Peak in SLO

A California Highway Patrol helicopter airlifted a 28-year-old man from Bishop Peak Sunday evening after the hiker reportedly broke his femur. [Tribune] Around 5:42 p.m., several agencies responded to Bishop Peak to assist the injured hiker who was halfway up... (Continue reading)

Coast Guard rescues five rowers off SLO County coast

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five rowers struggling to survive ocean currents west of San Luis Obispo County over the weekend. The rowers were participating in a race from Monterey to Honolulu, but had to call its quits early on... (Continue reading)

Helicopter rescues sailor from boat crash by Piedras Blancas

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescued a sailor who crashed his boat into rocks near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse early Thursday morning. [Tribune] The sailor was a middle-aged man sailing alone from the Bay Area to Morro Bay in a 32-foot... (Continue reading)