Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Woman Nearly Drowns on the Eel River North of Potter Valley

The Eel River [Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

A woman almost drowned this afternoon on the Eel River near the swimming hole at Van Arsdale.

Scanner traffic came out around 7:10 p.m. that a 36-year-old woman nearly drowned before being plucked from the water. Upon being brought ashore, the woman regained consciousness.

Law enforcement, medical, and other emergency services have been in the area throughout the afternoon after a fight broke out between intoxicated parties that left a juvenile injured.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
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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