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SLO City Fire: Woman with heat exhaustion rescued from Cerro San Luis

Posted at 12:54 PM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 15:54:24-04

A woman with heat exhaustion was rescued by fire crews from Cerro San Luis (referred to as Madonna Mountain) in San Luis Obispo Saturday afternoon. 

SLO City Fire tweeted about the incident just after 12:30 p.m. at the Cerro San Luis trailhead.

Firefighters used their new UTV-1 to rescue the woman. 

This is a good reminder to watch for heat advisories and stay on top of the weather forecast to anticipate heat-related and other weather dangers when recreating the area. 

In Santa Barbara County, an excessive heat warning goes into effect Monday and is expected to end on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service

A list of precautionary actions in high temperatures can be found here. Stay cool and hydrated!