Multiple agencies including California State Parks and medical personnel were deployed for a water rescue to Mendocino’s Portuguese Beach where an individual was reportedly in the water off shore. According to scanner reports, the individual was recovered and found to be deceased when pulled onto shore. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene.
A Mendocino Coast resident on scene witnessed several jet skis involved in the recovery and characterized the waves as “vicious.”
UPDATE 7:04 p.m.
Mendocino County Sheriff Office’s Public Information Officer Captain Greg Van Patten confirmed “detectives are on scene at Portuguese Beach for a coroner’s case.” He added that State Parks and medical are on scene.
This report is based on initial information. Being an evolving situation, updates will be provided and more information is gathered.