Scanner traffic indicates first responders are searching for a possible “ejected occupant” of a vehicle that was found 300 feet down an embankment along Highway 101 near Frog Woman Rock between Hopland and Cloverdale.
The initial call-out occurred around 10:00 a.m. and the Incident Commander originally described the situation as a wrecked vehicle with no occupants. Around 10:15 a.m. the Incident Commander asked dispatch to send additional units to help search for an occupant they determined was likely ejected.
California Highway Patrol and Hopland Fire are currently on scene. Cloverdale Fire has also been requested.
UPDATE 11:11 a.m.: Hopland Fire Chief Mitch Franklin said crews are actively searching the Russian River near the site of the incident for the “ejected occupant”.
UPDATE 12:22 p.m.: California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Olegario Marin told us first responders at scene were unable to locate the occupant of the vehicle and further investigations are pending.
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