[UPDATE] CHP Searched Sunday for Vehicle and Occupant(s) That Disappeared Into the Eel on Friday
About 5:40 p.m. today as the muddy waters of the Eel River slipped back from brimming to merely full, a California Highway Patrol helicopter skimmed the surface of the area where an unknown vehicle plunged over the edge from Hwy 101 and beneath the surface last Friday afternoon. A passerby saw the vehicle go over the edge of the road near Confusion Hill in an area known as Elfin Glen and into the river about 1:10 p.m.
According to the person who took the above video, today, while the helicopter was hovering over the river, a CHP officer also walked down to the water from a vehicle on the roadway. “They had an officer at the edge while the helicopter moved water around,” he explained. He thought the officer might be looking for the missing vehicle.
However, he believes that the vehicle wasn’t spotted.
Meanwhile, somewhere there are family and friends who are beginning to be uneasy wondering what has become of their loved one(s). No one is even sure how many people were in the vehicle let alone who they were or where they were heading.
- Vehicle Upside Down in Water by Confusion Hill on 101
- Rescuers Unable to Recover Occupant(s) or Vehicle After It Plunged Into Eel River