Coast Guard suspends search for man who was swept from beach in Northern California

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Crews from Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay suspended the search late Monday night for a man that was reported to have been swept out to sea near Patrick’s Point State Park, north of Trinidad, Calif.

Names of the people involved in the incident are being withheld until next of kin notifcations are made.

Four people were walking on the beach near the Wedding Rock area of Agate Beach early Monday afternoon when three of them were swept into the ocean. Two of the people made it back to shore and one person remains unaccounted for.

An MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Humboldt and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Humboldt Bay were involved in the search efforts until the search was suspended at approximately 10 p.m. Monday.

Coast Guard crews searched several hundred square miles during the search.

If anyone in the area locates the missing person or has any information on the missing person they are encouraged to contact the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard recommends that everyone use extreme caution when participating in recreational or commercial activities on Lost Coast beaches and other waterfront areas, especially during the winter storm season.

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