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Woman rescued from remote hiking trail after suffering heat stroke

Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 20:03:04-04

Sunday’s unusually warm temperatures caused one woman to overheat while hiking on a remote trail in the Los Padres National Forest. 

According to Santa Barbara County Fire officials, a 36-year-old woman was with three other women on the Hurricane Deck Trail northeast of Cachuma Lake when she started experiencing symptoms of heat stroke at about 1:45 p.m. 

Santa Barbara County Air Support sent its rescue helicopter to the trail to hoist the woman out. She was taken to Cottage Hospital for treatment. 

Officials say a medic assessed the other three hikers, all of which were deemed to be okay.