Coast Guard responds to report of substance at Summerland Beach

National Response Center LogoLOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a substance near Summerland Beach that occurred Friday at around 3 p.m.

The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center received a report of an approximately 300-yard substance near Summerland Beach. The Coast Guard immediately launched Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara to investigate.

The Santa Barbara Public Health Department has closed Summerland Beach until further notice.

The Coast Guard urges the public and boaters to not come in contact with the substance and remain a safe distance from any visible sheen.

Please contact the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802, the Santa Barbara Public Health Department at (805) 896-1057 or the Coast Guard Command Center at (310) 521-3801to report oil or other pollution.

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