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Woman airlifted to hospital after suffering leg injury while hiking in Santa Barbara

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 18:22:29-05

Santa Barbara County Fire rescued a hiker after she fell and injured herself.

According to officials, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department received reports of an injured hiker near the Arlington Peak trail just above the city of Santa Barbara around 12:20 p.m.

A woman in her mid 20's reportedly suffered from a lower leg injury as a result from a fall.

Two fire engine companies and two paramedics with the air support unit responded on Fire Copter 3.

AMR and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue were also dispatched to the incident.

Crews aboard the helicopter made contact with the patient first, and lowered down to rescue the woman.

Her injuries were assessed on scene and she was hoisted up and taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment, according to officials.