At 4:19 p.m, first responders were dispatched to a water rescue after reports of a yellow kayaker in distress on Caspar Beach.
Dispatch directed first responders to the Caspar Beach RV park at 14441 Point Cabrillo Dr, Mendocino, CA as the most convienient access point.
Requested agencies include Mendocino Volunteer Fire Department, Coast Guard, Fort Bragg Ambulance, and Reach air ambulance. The dispatcher indicated Coast Guard had already launched regarding the incident.
UPDATE: 5:26 p.m.
Mendocino Volunteer Fire Department’s Public Information Officer Tyler Grinberg said his agency was dispatched to a report of a kayaker in distress on Caspar Beach. Upon investigation, Grinberg said the “incident was not as reported.”
Grinberg told us a state parks lifeguard made contact with the distressed kayaker and “escorted him in with Mendocino Fire and US Coast Guard providing backup.”
In the spirit of safety, Grinberg said Mendocino Fire, “would like to remind everyone to maintain situational awareness when engaging in water recreation and, although this incident turned out to be benign, to call 911 earlier rather than later.”
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