[UPDATED With Photo] Woman Trapped on Vehicle with Rising Water

scannerScanner traffic is alerting us to a water rescue in the Glendale area. The incident was first reported around 6:50 a.m.

According to the scanner and the CHP incident page, a woman’s vehicle is stalled in the water. Initially, it was reported that she was trapped inside, but last we heard she was “climbing onto the roof of the car.” Dispatchers are saying the water is rising around her.

Dispatchers are trying to see if Humboldt Bay Fire can send a rescue swimmer to the scene. We’ll update this post when we have more information.

Update 7:17 a.m.: Dispatchers have confirmed that Humboldt Bay Fire can send a swimmer. Most recent reports are saying that the vehicle is just east of Murphy’s Market.

Update 7:19 a.m.: Crews at the scene are reporting that the water is up to the tires of the vehicle. At this point, we still don’t know what type of vehicle is involved.

Update 7:20 a.m.: According to the scanner, the victim has been rescued. All additional units are being canceled.

UPDATE 10:47 a.m.: Photo of a vehicle stuck in the water in the Glendale area provided by a reader.1e70e934-9711-4d55-8047-01842ee911e3 (1)



  • My Gob people are becoming so helpless.

  • Water was up to the tires and they needed a rescue swimmer? Sounds like all she needed was some tall boots

  • I’m sure in her situation she wasn’t thinking clearly. Perhaps she had a phobia of drowning. Glad that she was rescued swiftly.

  • In the photo there appears to be a small area behind the vehicle that has slid some, not uncommon,and a dip in the roadway. Looks like she was over the double yellow, probably to avoid the high water.

  • It looks still but was the water flowing? Was she disabled (whatever the term is now)? I dont get it.

  • Maybe she was elderly, or can’t swim, or had an injury. I don’t see why people are being critical of this situation. Hell, I pay a shit ton of taxes and have never need to call on the services that I pay for. She’s basically getting services that she either paid for or people volunteer in order to help others. If you didn’t have to get wet or travel to help this woman, then who cares what you think?!

    • I personally just find it a tad funny that she was in good enough health to be able to climb onto the roof of the car, but couldn’t walk through 2′ deep water for 15′ to safety? I think she needed a tow truck more than a rescue swimmer.

  • College student?

  • Must have been a little tense.glad their ok.people who are afraid of water or can’t swim it’s terrifying.dont be to harsh with folks who have never seen rapid rising water!!take care folks and don’t drive thru water unless you know how deep it is…

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