[UPDATE 5:14 p.m] Southern Humboldt Tech Rescue and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at Scene Respond to Tooby Park
The canoe was determined to have been unoccupied. We’ll have information on how and where the owner can reclaim it as soon as it is available.
UPDATE 5:14 p.m.: According to Diana Totten, Public Information Officer for the Southern Humboldt County Technical Rescue Team,
Sometime during the night as the river came up a canoe drifted to the area above the bridge at Tooby Park…[A] 911 call was made to the sheriff who then went to the scene and, after seeing the canoe in the willow bushes, [was concerned as] it was not known if there was a body in or under the canoe…[T]he tech rescue team who was called to recover the canoe and look for any victims…[W]e didn’t see any sign of anyone in or around the canoe but if someone was thrown from the canoe and separated they could still be somewhere in the river.