A water rescue operation is currently underway near Point Cabrillo south of Fort Bragg, according to reports over the scanner. Statements made by emergency personnel indicate that two individuals are involved in the incident, with one person in the water and life-saving CPR efforts being administered to another.
The unfolding emergency has prompted a swift response from various rescue agencies, fire departments and ambulances–air and ground. A boat has been urgently requested to assist in the water rescue efforts, as local authorities and first responders race against time to save lives.
As the situation intensifies, the following rescue teams have been dispatched to the scene:
REACH Helicopter: A REACH helicopter has been deployed to provide transport to the appropriate medical faciltiy.
Copter 101: In addition to the REACH helicopter, Copter 101 has also been dispatched to the scene. Their presence will further bolster the rescue efforts and increase the chances of a successful outcome.
Local Fire Department: At least one local fire department has joined the operation, bringing specialized water rescue equipment and highly-trained personnel to assist in the effort.
Ground Ambulance: A ground ambulance is standing by to provide immediate medical attention and transportation to any individuals requiring hospitalization.
The circumstances surrounding the water rescue remain unclear at this time, and it is not yet known how the two individuals became stranded or in distress. However, the rapid response from multiple agencies underscores the seriousness of the situation and the commitment to saving lives.
Our thoughts are with the individuals involved in this distressing incident, and we hope for their swift and full recovery.
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.
UPDATE 2:26 p.m.: The Incident Commander is requesting Henry 1 for body recovery.