UPDATE, 4:50 p.m.:

The person rescued from the water was not a child as previously reported by the HCSO.


Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On August 16, 2018, at about 12:50 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the North Jetty for the report of a female juvenile in distress under water.

While enroute to the scene, deputies learned that the juvenile was no longer under water, however an adult male relative attempting to rescue the juvenile had become stranded on rocks alongside her.

Through a collaborative effort between the Sheriff’s Office and the United States Coast Guard, Samoa Peninsula Fire District, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Bureau of Land Management, both subjects were rescued and transported to a local hospital for treatment related to their extended time in the water.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Samoa Peninsula Fire District and the United States Coast Guard for their quick response and for providing essential equipment allowing a swift rescue.

Read more in the Mad River Union‘s detailed coverage of the incident.