[UPDATE Tuesday] One Dead After Logging Accident
A call went over the scanner at approximately 5:15 p.m. indicating that there had been an injury. Later the ambulance was canceled and the victim was reported to be deceased.
UPDATE Tuesday: According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office,
On May 28 at about 5:30 p.m. a deputy coroner with the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office was dispatched to a property on Redwood Ave., outside of the city limits of Rio Dell, for a death investigation. Upon arrival, the deputy coroner learned that 68-year-old Philip Lee Johnson of Rio Dell was bucking redwood logs on his property when a log came loose and crushed him. He was declared deceased on the scene.