Cub Scouts rescued after becoming stranded in the Los Padres National Forest


Cub Scouts rescued after becoming stranded in the Los Padres National Forest

Cub Scouts Rescued

Stranded By Heavy Rain in Los Padres Forest

[UPDATE]: All 18 members of the Cub Scouts hiking group were safely flown out of the Los Padres National Forest and dropped off at the Santa Ynez Airport. The rescue took a total of four helicopter trips, said a County Fire spokesperson, because strong winds limited the amount of people that could be carried on each helicopter.

“There were no injuries reported other than [the scouts] being cold, tired, and hungry,” said the spokesperson. The boys were reunited with their families at the Solvang Veteran’s Memorial Building.

[ORIGINAL REPORT]: At around 8:30 a.m. this morning, 12 Cub Scouts and their six chaperons were bested by the torrential downpour of recent rain and stranded in the Los Padres National Forest, according to Captain David Sadecki of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

The scouts were hiking near the Nira Campground when their capability to cross the river was curbed by heavy flow rates.

This content requires Flash and Javascript.

You are viewing this message because JavaScript is not installed, enabled, or you are using a mobile device with poor JavaScript support.

If JavaScript is installed and enabled, you may need to install or upgrade your Adobe Flash player:
Get Adobe Flash player

SBCFD helicopters are helping rescue the cold, tired scouts, and they will then be flown to the Santa Ynez Airport and evaluated by paramedics to ensure their health after the ordeal, Sadecki said.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Dos Pueblos High School Stirs Political Pot

Senior-class picture features MAGA and LIBERALS!

Community Forum Provides Updates on Immigration Enforcement

About 9 percent of people in Santa Barbara County are undocumented.

Santa Barbara Launches Interactive Street Sweep Map

Users can identify dates, times, and routes for street sweeping by address and colored areas.

Santa Barbara Zoo Bids Farewell to Beloved Elephant

Sujatha passes away at 47 years old.

Disaster Relief Rundown for Santa Barbara 

A tally of nonprofit giving since the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.