[UPDATE 1:20 p.m.] Medical Rescue: Man Trapped Under a Log

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A medical rescue is happening at the mouth of the Eel River as of 12:30 p.m. A person is trapped under a log, according to a report to emergency dispatch. At this point, it isn’t known if the person is accessible from the Crab Park side or Centerville Beach side. So emergency personnel are coming in on both sides searching for the accident.

Personnel are bringing a quad and a “gator.”

Ferndale Fire, Fortuna Fire, Loleta Fire are responding and a Coast Guard helicopter is on the way.

UPDATE 12:54 p.m.: A Cal Fire helicopter is flying low over the area attempting to locate the victim.

UPDATE 1:11 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, the victim has been located and CPR is in progress.

UPDATE 1:13 p.m.: The Coast Guard is flying the patient into Crab Park where medical personnel are waiting.

UPDATE 1:20 p.m.: Patient has been transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka instead, according to scanner traffic.





  • Hoping for a speedy recovery for this individual!!!

  • Amateurs with chainsaws.

    • More like a juvenile kid

      • Someonewhocares

        You could be more sensitive instead of assuming!!! That child was a very sweet kid and loved in his community. The boy was subsisting for eels. So now how do you feel plus the boy didn’t make it. You insensitive person. Do you Always jump to the negative assumption. Shame on you. That boy had a great Mom and Dad whom loved him. I hope you don’t have any children.

    • guest you dont know that. why always something bad to say. you must be lots of fun to be around. neg all the time lighten up

      • Thats why guest. Hes just guessing. Watched a friend try to drop a big fir tday, the wind picked up & he bailed. Be carefull out there folks. Mouth of eel sounds like driftwood roll over. Hope they’re ok. Cpr sucks.

    • The kid that you are talking shit about died[edit]

    • [edit] it’s someone’s child !!!!

  • It wasn’t no amateurs with chainsaws just so you no it was a Lil kid on the beach fishing he is a family member he is 15 yrs old so keep your comments to yourself

  • We were at the dog park in Eureka when a CalFire helicopter came in low, landing at the hospital. I thought it might have been this person and was relieved they were coming in for treatment. The fact of CPR at the scene sounds a little scary, though! Hope s/he makes it!

  • This is a young kid whose life was taken by a freak accident of nature and his family has already been through so much so if you don’t have something nice to say then you need to get off this because it would really suck if his family were to see all the hatred and ignorance. This poor kid was only 15.

    • I’m SO sorry to hear he didn’t make it!!! I had a feeling when I read of CPR being performed while waiting on First Responders but was hoping for a positive oputcome for once in this type of s(h)ituation!!! Sorry for the loss of one so young!!!

    • Taken,,!?! So sorry! Raised on coast of oregon, lost several friends to water & coastal landscapes. Please be extra carefull, but remember to live till ya dont. Sounds like that young man was alive till,,,. So sorry.

  • frederick lewis

    to late family member myself has already seen the ignorance but will pray for the individual

  • Such a sad and tragic accident. I send my thoughts and prayers to the family. My daughter is devastated right now. She was friends with the teen. I’m so sorry for the family and everyone this affects.

  • If you want to assume things remember monty python, assuming makes an ass of u and me.
    Take your hate to LOCO thunderdome where others like you reside.

    So sorry to the family and friends of this young man. Lets cherish one another, you never know whats around the corner. Please let the community know if/how we can support the family. Tragic.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to this poor young boys family and friends; May God be with them and guide them safely through these tragic times. Amen! R.I.P Boy of only 15

  • My prayers to the family. I’m so very sorry. Bless you all.

  • A girl died south of Coos Bay this same way this weekend. As a kid 40 years ago I was playing with a log in the surf at Bear Harbor, surf went out I was trapped under the log. My dad waited for the next wave to float the log again and pulled me out. Lessened learned any wood floating in the surf is deadly. Holding your breath under water with a log across your legs hoping the wave is big enough to float it again will get your attention now.

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