Monday, May 29, 2023

[UPDATE: Boat Found, Pair Still Missing] Father and Son Go Missing While Fishing in Humbolt Bay— Search Underway


The following is a Facebook post from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay:

Coast Guard helicopters [Image from the USCG Humboldt Sector Facebook page]

USCG aircrews, boat crews, and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office personnel are searching for two men who went fishing in Humboldt Bay Tuesday and have not returned.

Scott Arbaugh, 70, of Eureka, and his son Josh Arbaugh, 50, of Arcata, are believed to have launched their 16 foot john boat late Tuesday morning from Fields Landing to go fishing and were reported missing earlier this evening. Family have not heard from them since.

Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter aircrews, 29’ RBS-II boat crews, and HCSO personnel are actively searching. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Coast Guard command center at 707-839-6113 or the Sheriff’s Office immediately.

UPDATE 8:41 p.m.:

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