8-Year-Old Girl Injured on Santa Cruz Island; Coast Guard Conducts Airlift Rescue

Jul 31, 2017

An 8-year-old girl is recovering after sustaining an injury on Santa Cruz Island.

A Coast Guard helicopter launched from Point Mugu to rescue the girl on Sunday afternoon. 

The girl suffered a back injury, and was on board a 26-foot boat at Smuggler's Cove at the time of the accident.

Specific details of the accident have not been released. 

The girl was transported by the Coast Guard helicopter to St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. 

She's listed in stable condition.