[UPDATE 7 p.m.] Ongoing Search for Man Swept Away on Trinity River
Around five p.m. a man attempting to row across the Trinity River was swept away, according to scanner reports. This was near milepost marker 22 on Hwy 299 in the Del Loma area. Reportedly the boat was found without him about a mile downstream.
According to the person answering the phone at the Del Loma RV Park, tells us that law enforcement has boats and a helicopter out looking for the missing man. The Park was trying to keep the telephone line open for Searchers so we were unable to ask many questions.
UPDATE 7 p.m.: The man has been located but his condition is unknown at this time, according to traffic over the scanner.
UPDATE Monday: According to a source, “In regards to the incident on Saturday evening, the outcome turned out to be a fatality unfortunately. In the coming days the name will be released… The recovery was a joint effort with Down River Fire, Hawkins Bar Fire, Search and Rescue, Trinity County Sheriff’s, and CHP helicopter. A rescue swimmer [was deployed] to retrieve the body from the middle of the river just east of Hayden Flat Campground. The boat was found just West of Del Loma, which was about a quarter mile upstream of where the body was located…”