Josh and Scott Arbaugh


The search continues for Scott Arbaugh, age 68, and Josh Arbaugh, age 49, a father and son who went missing while fishing on Humboldt Bay this past Tuesday evening. The US Coast Guard suspended its rescue operations Wednesday evening, but Humboldt Bay Fire continues to look for the pair. 

Read about the latest efforts in the Humboldt Bay Fire release below:

The Humboldt Bay Fire Dive Rescue and Recovery Team along with the Humboldt Bay Harbor District and California Fish & Wildlife are currently continuing search efforts for the two men who went missing near King Salmon on Tuesday, April 26 based off of information received from the U.S. Coast Guard and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

The team, along with Fish & Wildlife performed sonar scans earlier today and are currently preparing for a dive in the waters near where the boat was recovered mid-day on Wednesday, April 27.

We ask that community members avoid the area so that our crews can do their work. Even well-meaning self- initiated searchers can inadvertently have a negative effect on the search by reducing visibility and cluttering the waters. We will provide regular updates as they are available.