Successful Water Rescue Frees Woman and Man Stranded on Rocks
On August 16, 2018, at about 12:50 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the North Jetty for the report of a female in distress under water.
While enroute to the scene, deputies learned that the woman was no longer underwater, however an adult male relative attempting to rescue the woman had become stranded on rocks alongside her.
Through a collaborative effort between the Sheriff’s Office and the United States Coast Guard, Samoa Peninsula Fire District, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Bureau of Land Management, both subjects were rescued and transported to a local hospital for treatment related to their extended time in the water.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Samoa Peninsula Fire District and the United States Coast Guard for their quick response and for providing essential equipment allowing a swift rescue.
Note: The woman rescued was originally reported to be a juvenile.