Saturday, January 28, 2023

Kerplunk! Truck Takes a Swim Near Blue Lakes

A Toyota Tundra taking a swim in Blue Lakes [Picture provided by a resident]

Around 4:20 this afternoon a Toyota truck dared to go where no other has gone before: for a swim in the flood waters of Blue Lakes.

Initial reports described a truck with water up to the doors near the intersection of State Route 20 and Scotts Valley Road. The vehicle’s occupants were reportedly on the roof necessitating a water rescue. When rescue personnel arrived, they found all occupants were uninjured and once again on dry land.

Due to the difficulty of extricating the truck from the water, officials on the scene decided it would remain in place until the waters recede. The driver, with their truck lost at sea, was given a ride back home by California Highway Patrol.

Remember folks, in the midst of these atmospheric rivers, it’s better to be left high and dry than dead in the water.

Shout out to the On the Scanner Lake County Facebook page for the real-time reporting on the scanner traffic and helping us gather the facts!

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I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. 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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