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Mission Creek rescue


City Firefighters Rescue Man in Creek Bed

Fell Off Mission Creek Footbridge


A person who had fallen into Mission Creek off the Yanonali Street footbridge was rescued by Santa Barbara City firefighters on April 9. Stuck in the 15-foot deep creek bed, the person suffered major injuries to his legs due to the fall.

Firefighters extracted the victim from the creek bed using a rescue operation called a “ladder slide,”which took 25 minutes. This technique involved loading him into a Rescue Stokes basket — a stretcher with raised edges — and sliding him up the ladder with a rope system.

The injured man was transported to a local hospital for further medical assessment.

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