Video of the scene provided by reader Daniele Smith.

UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.:

The sheriff’s office reports that the victim is out of the water and that CPR is in progress.

According to scanner traffic, the victim is reportedly being taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka by helicopter.


Search and rescue teams are searching the waters near the North Jetty after a 67-year-old woman was reportedly swept out to sea in the area.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tweeted out minutes ago that the HCSO and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay are on scene.

Eureka’s National Weather Service has issued a high-surf advisory for the area that will remain in effect until tomorrow afternoon.

“A long-period swell is forecast to spread into the waters on Monday,” the NWS stated. “Hazardous surf with breaking waves from 22 to 28 feet is expected for west and northwest facing beaches.Large surf is turbulent and dangerous, so beachgoers should stay farther back from the surf and off of jetties or rocks.”

U.S. Coast Guard: 

Eureka, Calif: at 12:03 p.m. December 7th, Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay units received a 911 call that a female had been swept off the Humboldt bay Jetties. Two Motor Life Boats and a MH-65 helicopter were dispatched to the scene.

After intense efforts by all units, including Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Samoa Volunteer Fire Department, the woman was recovered on the beach and emergency services personnel commenced administering CPR on the 67-yea-old female.

The MH-65 helicopter crew transferred the woman at approximately 1:10 pm to St. Joseph’s hospital in Eureka, CA.