Woman rescued from water off Goleta Beach coast

Posted at 10:23 AM, Apr 21, 2018

A 44-year-old, fully clothed woman was rescued off the coast of Goleta Beach Saturday morning.

Santa Barbara County Fire officials say when rescuers arrived a recreational paddle boarder was attempting to reach the woman in the water.  A rescue swimmer was sent out to assist, and after contacting the woman, the two were able to get her to a near by private boat which took her to the pier.

Officials say the woman was uncooperative with fire fighters, so a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy was called in to help.  She was eventually evaluated by Santa Barbara County Fire paramedics and taken to Cottage Hospital.

It’s unknown how the woman entered the ocean and officials were unable to say how far off shore the woman was found.