Three Missing People and Two Dogs Rescued Near Redway Early This Morning
Around 9 p.m. last night, emergency dispatch received a report of a man and a woman trapped on a ravine west of Redway. One of them had an injured ankle and the other had fallen.
Multiple agencies collaborated to rescue what turned out to be three missing persons and two dogs west of Redway, said Kai Ostrow of Southern Humboldt Tech Rescue. Cal Fire, Redway Fire, Southern Humboldt Tech Rescue, California State Park, City Ambulance, and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office all participated.
“The helicopter was us too,” Ostrow explained. “[It was] a medevac that we were able to cancel at the last minute.”
The group, one with moderate injuries, was “located and lowered down a pair of cliffs and packed down a ravine,” said Ostrow. Then the rescuers helped the group ford the Eel River to the waiting ambulance.
Just before 4 a.m., the last rescuers headed home. (Reminder: many of these heroes are volunteers that don’t get paid for their time.)