Coast Guard Rescues during Santa Barbara Mudslide
Coast Guard San Diego’ MH-60T Jayhawk assisted the Santa Barbara County Fire Department with rescues after heavy rains caused mudslides
US Coast Guard, January 10, 2018 - SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard conducted multiple rescues during a mudslide response in Santa Barbara County, Tuesday.
At approximately 9 a.m., Tuesday, a Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched to assist Santa Barbara County Fire Department with rescues after heavy rains caused mudslides in the Santa Barbara County area.
At approximately 11:30 a.m., the Jayhawk crew was notified of a family needing assistance in Carpentaria, Calif.
The crew arrived on scene and lowered both rescue swimmers to evaluate the situation. In all, five family members were rescued, including the mother, father, their newborn, seven-year-old son, three-year-old daughter and two dogs.
The family was transported to a staging area with Santa Barbara County emergency crews.
A second Jayhawk helicopter crew was dispatched to assist, and upon arriving to the area, both Jayhawk crews began to assist the California National Guard in evacuating a shelter beset by the storm.
Combined, both Jayhawk crews rescued more than 20 evacuees and pets from the shelter to a new site.
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SBCFD Santa Barbara County Fire Department State of California
See also SoCal Mudslide Rescue Efforts
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department State of California