Two Airlifted From Eel River After Boating Accident
On 3/31/18 at approximately 1:36 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Cal Fire responded to the Miranda area for the report of a boating accident. A witness reported a boat overturned in the river, and two people were stranded in the water. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies and Cal Fire arrived on scene and airlifted the two people to safety.The subjects were evaluated by medical staff and released on scene with no reported injuries.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707)445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
UPDATE 6:16 p.m.: The Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue public information officer, Thomas Norris said that a team from their crew helped with the recovery of the boad. “We assisted the Sheriff’s Department,” he said. Miranda Fire assisted also.
He explained that fisherman were in a drift boat that capsized. “They were stuck on some trees in the middle of the river,” he said.
The boat was partially submerged and being pressed against some trees by the current. Recovering the boat was tricky but eventually they dislodged it and the Sheriff’s Department was able to pull it in to shore.