[UPDATE 1:30 p.m.] Whew! That’s Good News!
Press release from the California Highway Patrol:
On 06/29/2017, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Humboldt Area continued our investigation into a traffic collision which resulted in a vehicle submerged within the Trinity River off of Highway 96. At first it was believed that the vehicle was occupied and that there was a possible fatality as a result. With the assistance of Trinity County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Divers and Yurok Tribal Search and Rescue boat we were able to confirm that there was not a body within the vehicle. A search of the surrounding area was conducted and no one was found. Thank you to Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, Hoopa Tribal, and Yurok Tribal PD for your assistance.
UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: According to CHP spokesperson Cy May, the vehicle in the water is a stolen Hyundai that was taken June 23 from the Hoopa area off Tish Tang Road.
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