Coast Guard rescues man near Big Lagoon

A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues a man trapped on a cliffside near Big Lagoon, California, July 30, 2021. The aircrew lowered the rescue swimmer, hoisted the man into the helicopter and returned to Sector Humboldt Bay. (photo by Cal Fire)

A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues a man trapped on a cliffside near Big Lagoon, California, July 30, 2021.  (photo by Cal Fire)

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a man off of a cliffside near Patrick’s Point, Friday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a report from Cal Fire stating that a man was stranded on a cliffside between Patrick’s Point and Big Lagoon.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew at 12:35 p.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at 1:00 p.m. and began their search for the missing person.

The aircrew lowered the rescue swimmer, hoisted the man into the helicopter and returned to Sector Humboldt Bay.


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