SANTA ROSA ISLAND, Calif. (KTXL) — Helicopter crews rescued a surfer who was bitten by a shark Saturday in Santa Barbara County, according to the United States Coast Guard in Los Angeles.
Officials said the surfer was rescued on the Northwest side of Santa Rosa Island by a helicopter crew and taken to Santa Barbara airport where emergency medical technicians were waiting to provide treatment.
The Coast Guard crews were deployed from Naval Air Station Point Mugu and officials shared a video of the rescue on Twitter showing the bite victim being hoisted up by rescue personnel:
Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco FOB Mugu medevacs shark bite victim to saftey and transports him to Santa Barbara Airport where EMTs awaited. pic.twitter.com/zyDewiQWpU
— USCG Los Angeles (@USCGLosAngeles) December 22, 2019