Rescuers Unable to Recover Occupant(s) or Vehicle After It Plunged Into Eel River This Afternoon
“The water is too deep and the river is rising,” said Thomas Norris, spokesperson for the Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue team. “There were safety concerns,” he added. “We were unable to perform a recovery as we don’t have divers.”
The water was swift and murky and the vehicle was completely submerged when Norris’ team arrived on the site.
“We’ll have to wait until the water goes down,” Norris said.
At this point, neither Norris nor the California Highway Patrol knew what type of vehicle went over the edge nor how many occupants were in it. Our hearts go out to the family that is waiting and not knowing what happened to their loved one.
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