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Feb 3, 2010 2:25 PM by Kristen Oato

Emergency crews to hold helicopter rescue drill

People driving on Highway 101 near Vista Point may see a helicopter rescue from the road today, but emergency officials say it's just a planned drill.

Santa Barbara County Fire officials are planning to conduct a drill scenario where a hiker falls 150 feet from a cliff to the beach. The drill will be dispatched through scanner traffic. Fire crews will respond from their stations and a helicopter will be called to help with the rescue.

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