In the wee hours of this morning, there was a bit of a scare on the bay.
As noted by LoCO scanner-watcher “Todd,” at around 4 a.m., someone called 911 to report that a vehicle had struck a bicyclist on the Samoa Bridge, and that the bicyclist had been knocked over and into the water.
The California Highway Patrol also responded to the incident, as shown by their dispatch center transcripts. Coast Guard helicopters and Humboldt Bay Fire were also dispatched. They didn’t find anyone in the bay.
And now — according to the CHP and the Eureka Police Department — police now believe that this didn’t actually happen as reported. The bicycle in question was found, propped up on the side of the bridge without any apparent damage, and the person who called in the incident could not be recontacted.