Victim in Weekend Water Accident Pronounced Dead

According to Humboldt County Deputy Coroner, Trevor Enright, Darcia Craddock, age 43, a current Fortuna resident who grew up in the Scotia area, was the victim of a drowning accident over the weekend.

Local emergency crews were called to the area above the McCann summer bridge in the Fruitland Ridge area on Saturday afternoon. They found a woman who was not breathing. The crews applied CPR and after 45 minutes to an hour, they were able to get the victim breathing again. (See story here.) She was transported by a helicopter to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka where she was placed into comfort care.

She was pronounced dead at a little after 11 P.M. that night.  

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