Two Rescued After Shipwreck Reported Last Night

A US Coast Gaurd boat searched the waters of the entrance to Humboldt Bay after man was reported to have fallen into the water while fishing on the North Jetty.

Stock photo of the US Coast Guard searching the waters of the entrance to Humboldt Bay. [Photo by Mark McKenna]

About 11:15 p.m. yesterday, two men who were reportedly in a shipwreck near the mouth of Humboldt Bay were rescued.

According to Samantha Karges, spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office,

[L]ast night HCSO deputies were patrolling the Loleta area when they came upon a subject who had been involved in a boating incident on the South Jetty. According to the subject, he and another man were on a sailboat when it crashed into the rocks at the north end of the South Jetty. One man was transported to the hospital for treatment related to cold exposure, the other man was located in the area by deputies and refused medical treatment.

It’s unknown why the sailboat crashed. The Coast Guard will be conducting an investigation.

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