UPDATE, 8:42 a.m.:
HAPPENING NOW: Deputies are assisting the @USCG with a search for two missing fishermen in the Humboldt Bay area. The men’s boat was located partially submerged approx. 1/2 mile NE of King Salmon shortly after midnight today. Numerous agencies are assisting in the search.— HumCoSO (@HumCoSO) April 27, 2022
From the US Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay Facebook page, posted at about midnight:
COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR MISSING FISHERMEN - USCG aircrews, boat crews, and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office personnel are searching for two men who went fishing in Humboldt Bay Tuesday and have not returned.
Scott Arbaugh, 70, of Eureka, and his son Josh Arbaugh, 50, of Arcata, are believed to have launched their 16 foot jon boat late Tuesday morning from Fields Landing to go fishing and were reported missing earlier this evening. Family have not heard from them since.
Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter aircrews, 29’ RBS-II boat crews, and HCSO personnel are actively searching. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Coast Guard command center at 707-839-6113 or the Sheriff’s Office immediately.