The Owner of the Vehicle Submerged by Benbow Has Contacted Authorities
Just because the owner was not in the vehicle, doesn’t mean crews can quit looking. “There could still be someone in the river,” Totten said.
From various signs, she said, including the lack of tire tracks and the silt inside, the vehicle is believed to have gone into the river approximately a week ago. But it isn’t known at this point how or why.
Totten said that over 16 people searched the river today for a victim of the incident or worked at removing the vehicle from the water including crews from Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, the Fire Department, California State Parks, as well as a tow truck driver.
If anyone has any information, please contact the Humbodlt County Sheriff’s Office or the California Highway Patrol.