Saturday, June 3, 2023

First Responders Recovering Dead Body From the Navarro River Along State Route 128

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic around 9:45 this evening indicated Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office deputies are along the bank near the mouth of the Navarro River attempting to recover a dead body drifting in the waters.

The exact location of where the body was found is unclear at this point, as are the precipitating events that led to the body’s discovery. Also unknown is whether the individual was some sort of jumper, recreational boater, swimmer, or possibly circumstances more suspicious in nature.

The deputies requested both Albion Fire and Mendocino Fire deploy to the scene because the body is reportedly 15 feet off the bank and firefighting outfits are trained in water recovery.

Mendocino Fire initially communicated they would bring along a watercraft, but later said they would not.

We will continue to update this article as scanner traffic reveals more information about the body recovery. We have submitted an inquiry into MCSO and will publish the information when they respond.

This is likely the area where the body is being recovered where State Route 128 runs alongside the Navarro River

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  1. Who’s to say she didn’t accidentally drop him in The Water, Couldn’t get him out, panicked and left him there…. Kinda makes you think…. Why would someone just leave another without TRYING to Call Someone for HELP. Could she have Called the Police To Help Get Him To The Car😔🤷🏽‍♀️😔

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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 matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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