Coast Guard suspends search for man swept from Humboldt Bay North Jetty

Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, for a man who was reportedly swept into the water from the Humboldt Bay North Jetty, Monday.

The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched approximately 160 square-nautical miles for 16 hours in a continuous effort to locate the man.

Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews and Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews conducted multiple search patterns in the area.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection dispatchers first notified Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders of the incident at 4:32 p.m., Monday.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt Bay Fire-EMS, Samoa Fire District and California State Parks officials also aided in the search.

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