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Father-son duo rescued after getting lost near La Cumbre Peak

Posted at 4:09 PM, Aug 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-18 19:09:57-04

Officials with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department rescued a father and son near La Cumbre Peak Saturday afternoon.

First responders received a call about two hikers in distress around 12:30 p.m.

A helicopter rescue team located the hikers among the brush and lowered two fire paramedics to rescue them, officials say.

The hikers, determined to be a man in his 50’s and his teenage son, were flown to Santa Barbara Airport to be transported to Cottage Hospital. The two suffered non-life threatening injuries including dehydration and exposure to heat.