[UPDATE 10:42 a.m.] 19-Year-Old Swept From Rocks Still Not Located as of This Morning
A 19-year-old man attending Humboldt State University who was swept off the rocks of the North Jetty yesterday afternoon while fishing, still hasn’t been located this morning, reports Samantha Karges, Public Information Specialist for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
Karges said that Keymaan Jac Quesmalik Stringer was from Los Angeles. Humboldt State University is offering counseling and support to students affected by the situation.
A US Coast Gaurd boat searched the waters of the entrance to Humboldt Bay yesterday.
UPDATE 10:42 a.m.: Humboldt State University released the following statement:
Humboldt State University is continuing to offer support and counseling for those in our campus community following yesterday’s accident at the North Jetty in Eureka.
The student involved the accident was KeyMaan Stringer, a 19-year-old freshman from Los Angeles. He has not been found, despite an intense rescue effort involving the U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders.
For those who are struggling with grief or otherwise, know that help is available. Students can contact Counseling & Psychological Services at 707.826.3236. The Dean of Students Office can also be reached at 707.826.3504. Staff or faculty seeking additional support may utilize the Employee Assistance Program at 707.443.7358. And, all students, staff, faculty and community members are also encouraged to please share the National Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a 24/7 free and confidential resource.
We will keep the campus community updated as we learn more.
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