Sunday, January 17, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Distressed Fishermen

Posted By on Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 9:03 PM

click to enlarge A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter near what appears to be a crab boat off Patricks Point this afternoon. - GARTH EPLING
  • Garth Epling
  • A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter near what appears to be a crab boat off Patricks Point this afternoon.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed this evening. that members of the agency “rescued three fisherman” this afternoon near Patricks Point State Park north of Trinidad but said he wasn’t able to provide more information until he had gathered more facts.

Southern Humboldt businessman Garth Epling, who took the above photo, said he and his family saw the incident around 3:30 p.m. but believes it began before 2:50 p.m. as they heard the helicopter when they arrived at the park.

Epling said he saw the Coast Guard attempting a rescue though he was unclear on the details. In the photos he provided, there is a crab boat as well as a possible rescue swimmer and a very small craft of some sort.

We’ll update with more information when it comes in.

click to enlarge One person in red can be seen aboard the crab boat. One person in a black wetsuit can be seen to the left of the boat. A small craft has others on board to the left and rear of the crab boat. - GARTH EPLING
  • Garth Epling
  • One person in red can be seen aboard the crab boat. One person in a black wetsuit can be seen to the left of the boat. A small craft has others on board to the left and rear of the crab boat.
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