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Santa Barbara County Fire crews airlift dehydrated mountain biker from Gaviota Peak

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Apr 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-25 18:34:57-04

Santa Barbara County Fire Department crews airlifted a dehydrated mountain biker from Gaviota Peak Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 1:05 p.m., the Santa Barbara County Fire Department received a report of a mountain biker in distress on Gaviota Peak, according to fire officials.

One fire engine and two paramedics on Santa Barbara County Fire Helicopter 4 responded to the incident, said authorities.

Officials said the mountain biker was attempting to ride to Santa Barbara when he fell ill at the peak of the summit.

The mountain biker was hoisted into Helicopter 4 and flown to Santa Barbara County Fire Station 38 in Gaviota, where an AMR ambulance waited to pick him up and transport him to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for further evaluation.