[UPDATE 7:14 a.m.] Vehicle in River, Occupied by Two, According to CHP Dispatch Report
Rescuers are rushing to the scene of a vehicle accident at the end of Church Lane in Carlotta which was reported at 6:23 a.m. According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, there are two occupants.
Emergency personnel on the scene at 6:40 a.m. can see the vehicle in the river and say it appears to still be running. “The vehicle is in the middle of the river,” the first responder tells dispatch.
UPDATE 6:48 a.m.: According to scanner traffic, there is still one person in the vehicle.
UPDATE 6:49 a.m.: “Go ahead and cancel Eel River Rescue,” reports the Incident Commander. “The person in the vehicle is just keeping it running” to help the tow company.
UPDATE 6:52 a.m.: The ambulance which is already on scene is returning to quarters as there is no medical need, according to scanner traffic.
UPDATE 6:56 a.m.: Fish and Wildlife is at the scene, according to scanner traffic.
UPDATE 7:14 a.m.: According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, there was no traffic collision and no one was DUI. The driver was just “attempting to cross river and got stuck.”