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Person critically injured after fall in Painted Cave culvert

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 08:53:42-04

Emergency crews rescued a person who fell 25 feet off a cliff, into a culvert in the Painted Cave area on Thursday night.

Santa Barbara County Fire arrived on scene around 11 p.m. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue also responded. After a search, teams located the victim and performed a high-angle rope rescue.

The victim, who was not identified, was transported to Cottage hospital in critical condition, according to public information officer Daniel Bertucelli.