Woman Rescued From Malibu Creek Rock Pool

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[Update, 5:50 p.m.] The woman, Rachael White, is reportedly doing fine and may be released from the UCLA Trauma Center as early as this evening. According to Mark White, Rachael White’s father, she suffered a broken pelvis, concussion, multiple abrasions and deep cuts on her head, but is expected to fully recover.

She and the six friends she was with today at Malibu Creek graduated from high school in Valencia last weekend. 


An 18-year-old woman was rescued from the Rock Pool in Malibu Creek State Park this morning after falling about 40 feet, according to unconfirmed witness reports, and hitting the rock faces multiple times on her way down to the water.

The woman, who had been climbing on rock faces with her friends and slipped, was reportedly unresponsive when she first fell into the water.

Malibu Search and Rescue received the call and lifeguards who were already in the park attending another event were able to respond quickly and assist the victim, retrieving her from the rock pool and bringing her to shore on their rescue paddleboard. 

Fire paramedics then attended to her before she was carried aboard an ambulance, which drove her to a landing zone where she was loaded onto an Los Angles County Fire helicopter and taken to a trauma center.

There is no immediate news as to her present condition.