[Unfounded] Death Investigation in Orick
A body reportedly has been spotted near Orick on the south side of the bridge at approximately 3:45 p.m., according to emergency dispatch. The reported body is 20 to 30 feet from the edge of the water.
A Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy has been sent to the scene and a State Parks ranger is responding as backup.
UPDATE 1/18: Unconfirmed reports (though there is some confirmation from scanner traffic on the day in question) indicates that a homeless woman fell into the creek and lost her belongings. According to a reader, she was assisted by a local family “and they gave her food, clothes and helped her get to Oregon where she’s now with one of her kids.”