Coast Guard Rescued Woman Having Mental Health Crisis Yesterday
The incident began in the morning when 911 received the report of three people assaulted and possibly kidnapped in the Patrick’s Point area. According to Karges,
…[A]bout 10:52 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Patrick’s Point State Park for the report of a possible kidnapping and assault.
Upon further investigation, deputies learned that the call was not as reported and a woman, who was the reporting party, was experiencing a mental health emergency had become stranded on the beach due to the tide just south of Patrick’s Point. Law enforcement were unable to reach the woman on foot due to her location. A United States Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay helicopter and rescue swimmer were deployed to rescue the woman. The woman was rescued without further incident. She was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.