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Man Rescued After Falling Down Santa Barbara County Mountain Slope

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Man rescued after falling down Santa Barbara County mountain

A man who tried to pick wildflowers on a Santa Barbara County mountainside fell down the slope, and had to be rescued after he was injured.

It happened Saturday just north of Summerland, in Romero Canyon.

A woman camping with her boyfriend became concerned when he failed to return from his walk to pick flowers. She discovered he had fallen down the mountainside. The woman’s cell phone ran out of power before she could call 911. She flagged down a motorist, and the Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Team was called out to help.

The woman couldn’t remember the exact location where the injured man was located, but searchers quickly located him. He had rib injuries, and had to be hauled up the slope in a stretcher basket.  The name of the man hasn't been released.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.