[UPDATE 4 p.m.] Humboldt County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue on Their Way to Man Lost and Injured off Hwy 299
A man has called 911 for help after being lost and injured off Hwy 299 between Blue Lake and Willow Creek today. Samantha Karges, spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, reports that the man’s location has been determined. The Sheriff’s Posse has been called out to help bring the man back safely.
Karges said, “We believe the subject is injured and the injuries are to his back and to his ribs.” At this time, the Posse is attempting to get to the man’s location. They will determine the extent of his injuries when they locate him.
UPDATE 3:23 p.m.: The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office tweeted, “#SearchAndRescue subject extricated and being transported to a local hospital. Great job Sheriff’s Posse!”
UPDATE 4 p.m.: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Posse helped locate a Redding man who was lost in the woods.
The Sheriff’s Office received the call for help around 10:41 a.m. today from the man who said he was lost somewhere between Blue Lake and Willow Creek. The man told dispatchers that he had been in the woods for two days looking for a lost dog and was injured. Deputies were able to pinpoint the man’s location to a wooded area off of Burnt Stump Ln.
The Sheriff’s Posse was called to help locate and extricate the man. He was then transported to a local hospital for injuries to his back and ribs.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Sheriff’s Posse, Fieldbrook Fire, Blue Lake Fire and Arcata Ambulance for assisting with this search and rescue.