SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - NewsChannel 3 has confirmed that Sunday's violent microburst critically injured a Santa Barbara teen.
16-year-old Alyssa Nuno was at West Beach near the loading dock when the 80 mph winds kicked up, tossing small boats, surfboards, umbrellas and other objects into the air.
Matthew Adams, identified as Alyssa's cousin's fiance, said the teen suffered severe trauma to her head and face and broken bones in her wrist and shoulder.
Adams said Alyssa was taken by ambulance to Cottage Hospital before being airlifted to a Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.
The family has started a GoFundMe account in hopes of raising funds to help with Alyssa's mounting medical bills. The family's goal is $10,000 dollars.
For more information, log onto their site at https://www.gofundme.com/alyssanuostrong.
Santa Barbara Unified School District officials confirm Alyssa is a junior at Dos Pueblos High School. Christina Stefanec, principal at Notre Dame, confirmed to NewsChannel 3 that Alyssa previously attended the private Catholic school.