[UPDATE 11:05 a.m.] Rescuers Responding to Calls for Help North of Crab Park
Two people are calling for help north of Crab Park near Loleta. According to scanner traffic, a search and rescue team is on the way to look for them as of 9:45 a.m. The Coast Guard has been called in to assist.
“We’re coordinating that now,” confirmed a spokesperson for the Coast Guard.
UPDATE 10:15 a.m.: According to Cal Fire spokesperson Laura Coleman, “CAL FIRE, United States Coast Guard, Loleta Fire, and Sheriff’s Department of Humboldt County are engaged in a rescue off crab Park in Loleta…[P]ossibly two males in the water.” Fortuna Ambulance is also responding, she said.
UPDATE 10:18 a.m.: Coleman states that “One patient is being hoisted by USCG [United States Coast Guard.]
UPDATE 10:32 a.m.: Another ambulance is on the way for a “possible hypothermic patient.” who is “in the back of a truck but not in the water,” according to scanner traffic.
Yesterday, readers tell us the road was closed due to flooding.
UPDATE 11 a.m.: “A second victim has been extracted by the Coast Guard” just came across the scanner. The victim is being loaded into an ambulance.
UPDATE 11:05 a.m: Three new photos from Cal Fire’s Laura Coleman: