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Dangerous Surf Conditions Lead To Multiple Rescues On South Coast

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(Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire Department)
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A surfer trapped up against the rocks in Isla Vista is rescued by helicopter

Dangerous surf conditions led to a number of rescues of sufers on the South Coast Wednesday.

Santa Barbara County firefighters used jet skis, and even a helicopter to help surfers involved in a number of incidents.

One of the most dramatic rescues was that of a surfer who apparently got trapped up against the coastline.

No serious injuries were reported.  The forecast calls for potentially dangerous surf conditions for the next few days.