SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The United States Coast Guard rescued an injured 8-year-old girl near Smugglers Cove on Santa Cruz Island Sunday afternoon.
The Coast Guard's Los Angeles/Long Beach unit received the distress call at around 2:15 p.m.
A man aboard a 26-foot recreational vessel reported a young girl sustained a back injury and requested medical assistance.
A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter crew from Forward Operating Base Mugu responded to the area and hoisted the girl from the scene.
She was transported to St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard where she was said to be in stable condition.