YouTube Celebrity Bounty Hunter, a Woman Wearing Pink, and an Older Gentleman Helped Rescue Man Who Drove Into Humboldt Bay
According to Patty Mayo (AKA Patrick Thomas) the YouTube Celebrity, “I was sitting in my boat about 500 feet east of where the incident occurred…I saw this woman with a pink shirt running into the water.”
Mayo said he soon realized that a vehicle had gone into Humboldt Bay and the woman was attempting to rescue the occupant.
One woman, Samantha Franceschi, described on social media seeing an elderly man, “for reasons unknown, accelerate…to a high rate of speed and end…up in the bay.” She wrote that the incident happened quickly. “[The] silver Chevy pick-up floated out a ways, slowly sinking,” she added. “Next thing I know the lady in pink was swimming out to assist and was able to get him out. Another person, gentleman, swam out to assist as the truck fully submerged.”
Multiple people on social media commented that the woman in pink was a hero as she jumped in quickly and made her way to the pickup that was sinking. Mayo agreed, “I’ll bet there were twelve people out there, but she was the first to jump in.”
Francheschi described a Coast Guard boat coming to rescue the three people at the pickup truck. However, Mayo says that the boat was a decommissioned Coast Guard boat that belonged to him.Somehow the woman in pink and a man who Mayo described as being in his 60’s managed to get the elderly victim out of his pickup and onto its roof. “If they didn’t grab him he would have been drowning,” Mayo explained. “They got him just in time. They were able to stand on top [of the pickup]…I was able to give them a line.”
He added, “Those two Good Samaritans were out there in some cold, cold water.”
When Mayo got there, he said the woman in pink had already learned that there were no other occupants of the truck. “The victim was bleeding from his hand,” Mayo said. “He couldn’t talk, but he was able to shake his head that no one else was in [the pickup].”
Mayo helped the two Good Samaritans get the elderly man into his boat. “He was incapacitated,” Mayo said. “We brought him over to the dock.”
There emergency medical personnel examined the victim and Mayo said, “They thought he was in the middle of a stroke.”
An ambulance took the victim to the hospital. At this time, we don’t know how he is doing.
Paddy Mayo told us that he is currently traveling through Eureka for the first time. He said he lives on his yacht and works on his YouTube channel. According to Mayo, “I did a scripted bounty hunting show in Oregon and then later a real one in Denver.” Now, he said, he’s doing a documentary series about living on his boat.
He’s currently enjoying the beauty of the area. “This is a real chill place, then all this crazy stuff keeps happening,” he marveled explaining that his “truck,” a fully armored
Fi50 F550 personnel carrier, (yes, you read that right) that he bought instead of a Lamborghini because “it was more appropriate for the times” was broken into by woman just a short time ago as he was staying on the Humboldt Bay. “The police came and arrested her, but I didn’t press charges,” he told us.
Mayo said unfortunately he didn’t have the cameras rolling to capture this latest adventure rescuing the elderly victim. Instead, he didn’t even have a phone photo because, “I ran out so fast that my phone dropped on the dock.” He said he left it laying there because he didn’t want to stop when time might be of the essence. Luckily, it was still there when he returned.
If you want to learn more about the heroic woman in pink, unfortunately, at this time we haven’t been able to locate her, but we’re hopeful she’ll contact us as by all accounts she was quick thinking and brave.