[UPDATE 7:23 p.m.] Medical Rescue at Freshwater Lagoon

Breaking news graphicAt approximately 4:45 p.m., a dispatcher reported over the scanner that a rescue was needed for a person in the water north of the Freshwater Lagoon which is near Orick.

Later, the dispatcher said that the Coast Guard was on scene and so was a State Park ranger. Copter 102 was on order, the dispatcher said. The dispatcher called the incident a “medical rescue.”

The Coast Guard was unable to respond to questions at this time.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 7:23 p.m.: According to the Sheriff’s Department spokesperson, Samantha Karges, when searchers got to the scene, they determined that the sighting was actually of a crab pot. No person was sighted.

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