At approximately, 5:00 p.m., scanner traffic indicated rescue personnel are staging on the Big River Beach boat ramp to rescue a medical patient on who broke their back and cannot move.
A medic is currently with the patient and they are performing an assessment. The patient is located on the opposite side of the river from rescuers and a rescuer had to wear a wet suit to reach the patient.
An air ambulance is will be landing at Friendship Park in Mendocino to extricate the patient.
UPDATE 6:22 p.m.
Scanner traffic indicates the patient was successfully extricated and is on their way to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in a Reach Air Ambulance.
A Mendocino County coastal resident took these images of rescuers at Big River Beach
This article is based on preliminary information and will be updated as the situation develops.