Video: Calif. FFs, EMS rescue injured man trapped 80+ feet down cliff
The hunter fired a gun to summon nearby hunters for help in the Los Padres National Forest
The Idaho Statesman
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — A hunter stranded 80 to 100 feet down a Santa Barbara County cliff fired a gunshot to summon help, California firefighters say.
Other hunters found the man in the Upper Oso area in the Los Padres National Forest early Saturday, Aug. 12, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department reported on Twitter.
They lowered a cable to help the man to a ledge, then left to summon firefighters, the post said.
OsoInc:ATV/Deer Hunter Accident- Male Pt found 80-100’ over the side above Upper Oso in LPF. Shoots gun for help, found by hunters using lowering cable/secured victim on ledge,left to get help. SBC/SAR rescue Pt. w/rope systems. Pt tx by Amb-SBCH w/sever leg Injury.CT 1:13am pic.twitter.com/8eX1vdCq9Q— Scott Safechuck (@SBCFireInfo) August 13, 2022
Fire rescue crews carried the man to safety at 1:13 a.m. using a rope system, a video shows. He was taken to the hospital with a severe leg injury.
At nearly 2 million acres, Los Padres is the third-largest national forest in California, the Forest Service says. It stretches for more than 200 miles along coastal mountain ranges and draws millions of visitors each year.
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