A water rescue is currently underway off of the Mendocino County coast near the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse after a nine-year-old child became stuck on a rock offshore.
Scanner traffic beginning around 11:55 a.m. indicated the child was sucked underwater, resurfaced, and then sought refuge on the rock approximately one-quarter mile north of the lighthouse.
A helicopter has been deployed to the scene to potentially attempt a helicopter rescue.
UPDATE 2:18 p.m.: Noyo Harbor Coast Guard Petty Officer Williams told us the child was brought back to shore safely. The Coast Guard was not directly involved with the child’s rescue, Petty Officer Williams said, but through their alert system were informed of the incident and that the child was rescued.
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