Friday, May 29, 2020

UPDATE: Rescue Swimmers, Helicopter, Boats Continue Search for Fallen Hiker

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 12:59 PM

click to enlarge A Coast Guard helicopter searches the waters near College Cove. - HCSO
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  • A Coast Guard helicopter searches the waters near College Cove.
The search continues for hiker who fell into the water in the College Cove area near Trinidad on Thursday afternoon.

According to news release, search teams from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, California State Parks, United States Coast Guard and CAL FIRE are using multiple boats, multiple trained rescue swimmers and a Coast Guard helicopter to actively search for the 22 year old from Victorville.
click to enlarge A Coast Guard rescue swimmer is lowered into the water. - HCSO
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  • A Coast Guard rescue swimmer is lowered into the water.
The search began yesterday afternoon when a person with the man called to report he had fallen.
click to enlarge Scene at the search. - HCSO
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  • Scene at the search.
Read the full HCSO release below: 
A search and rescue is underway in the Trinidad area for a missing Victorville man.

On May 28, 2020, at about 2:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Elk Head area, north of College Cove, for the report that a 22-year-old male had fallen into the ocean.

Search efforts began immediately for the man and continue today, May 29, with search teams from the Sheriff’s Office, California State Parks, United States Coast Guard and CAL FIRE. Teams are utilizing multiple boats, multiple trained rescue swimmers and a Coast Guard helicopter to actively search for the man.

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251.
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