Thursday, March 30, 2023

[UPDATES] Water Rescue Initiated After Reports Emerge of Boogie Boarder Stuck on Ten Mile Beach Cliff


Scanner traffic at approximately 5:47 p.m. indicated Fort Bragg Fire Department and Fort Bragg ambulance have been dispatched to Ten Mile Beach to conduct a water rescue.

The dispatcher told first responders a boogie boarder was reportedly stuck on the side of a cliff.

UPDATE 5:56 p.m.: A first responder told dispatch he spoke with the reporting who relayed that the boogie boarder is approximately 50 feet out on the side of the cliff.

The dispatcher added that the Coast Guard has been dispatched to the scene.

UPDATE 6:00 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, a full-fledged cliff rescue team has been dispatched to the incident.

UPDATE 6:02 p.m.: A first responder confirmed the rescue will be a “high angle rope rescue,” meaning the slope the patient needs rescued from is 60 degrees or higher.

An Incident Commander has yet to report on conditions. It is important to note that information disseminated from dispatch is provided by individuals on scene and has not been confirmed by trained first responders. We will update the article as soon as more information becomes available.



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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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