Click on thisCoast Guard video to see the man hoisted.
From the USCG:
An aircrew from Coast Guard Group/ Air Station Humboldt Bay hoisted a 52-year-old man 10 miles off shore of the Klamath River and transferred him to awaiting ambulances at Cresecnt City Airport today, March 6.
At 6:40 a.m., the Coast Guard received a call from the fishing vessel Chealsea, home port of San Francisco, reporting a crewmember in need of medical assistance. A Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched to the ship’s approximate location 10 miles west of the mouth of the Klamath River.
Although the fishing vessel was equipped with a global positioning system, the helicopter crew reported that the mariners were unable to pass their exact latitude and longitude over the radio.
On scene fog complicated the search, but the Coast Guard aircrew was able to locate the vessel through the use of surface search radar and direction finding equipment, even without an exact position.
A rescue swimmer was deployed from the helicopter and assisted the 52-year-old man into the rescue basket. The vessel’s master and one crewmember remained with the ship.
After departing the scene, the helicopter crew rushed to Crescent City Airport where Sutter Coast Hospital EMTs were standing by for transport. He is reported to be in stable condition.
The Coast Guard recommends that all mariners be proficient in using their on-board navigational equipment and have the ability to pass their precise location to search and rescue crews.
You may recall back in 2006, just four years after approval of the McKinleyville Community Plan, the county Planning Dept. wanted to ignore the community’s general plan and building a high-density development above the Beau Pre Golf Course. That project fell apart when the McKinleyville Community Services District opted not to provide service to the project.
Well, the project is back. We may be revisiting many of these same issues. We’ve got a theme going here for sure. Read about it in the coming edition. – Jack
An article about this will appear in the coming issue. Here’s a video from Jill Duffy.
After I wrote my column for on how McKinleyville should take more control and/or exert more influence when it comes to land use planning, I received a guest opinion from former Fifth District Supervisor candidate Pat Higgins on the same issue.
Pat has a slightly different take on the issue than I do, although there’s lots of common ground. Pick up a copy of the March 9 issues to read these columns. Also, tell us what you think. – Jack
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Interpretation: rain, rain and more rain.
Raw from the NWS in Eureka:
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
333 AM PST SUN MAR 6 2011
.SYNOPSIS...MULTIPLE DISTURBANCES WILL MAINTAIN PERIODIC RAIN
CHANCES FOR MUCH OF THE UPCOMING WEEK.
.DISCUSSION...CURRENTLY THERE IS A STATIONARY FRONT STRETCHING
FROM A LOW NEAR 38N 127W RUNNING WEST TO EAST JUST SOUTH OF CAPE
MENDOCINO. THE LOW AND ASSOCIATED FRONT WILL SLOWLY PUSH EAST
SOUTHEAST THIS MORNING...PUSHING ASHORE JUST NORTH OF SF BAY LATE
THIS MORNING. MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE
LONGEST SOUTH OF CAPE MENDOCINO JUST NORTH OF THE SFC LOW
POSITION. PRECIP RATES HAVE BEEN RUNNING UPWARDS OF 0.25 INCHES
PER HOUR UNDER A STEADY PLUME OF 1.5" PWATS EARLIER IN THE NIGHT.
THE STEADY RAIN WILL BECOME SHOWERY BY AFTERNOON AS THE LOW
PASSES BY AND ZONAL FLOW DOMINATES AHEAD OF THE NEXT SHORTWAVE HOT
ON ITS HEELS. THIS SECONDARY SHORTWAVE ORIGINATES FURTHER NORTH
THAN ITS PREDECESSOR...AND THUS HAS LESS MOISTURE TO WORK WITH.
RESIDUAL MOISTURE HANGING AROUND AND THE ENHANCED LIFT FROM THE
WAVE WILL BE ENOUGH TO GENERATE MORE LIGHT RAIN SUN NIGHT AND
EARLY MON. SNOW LEVELS THIS MORNING ARE RUNNING AROUND 5 KFT...BUT
WILL BE FALLING WITH THE PASSAGE OF EACH SHORTWAVE DOWN TO AROUND
2500 FT BY MON MORNING. SNOW AMOUNTS SHOULD BE MINIMAL WITH LITTLE
IMPACT TO MOST MTN PASSES AROUND THE AREA. AREA RIVERS HAVE BEEN
RESPONDING QUICKLY TO ALL THE RAIN OVERNIGHT...BUT HAVE...AND
SHOULD REMAIN BELOW ACTION STAGE.
UPPER LEVEL RIDGING MOVES IN BEHIND MONDAYS SHORTWAVE
PASSAGE...BUT A SFC WARM FRONT ORIGINATING FROM A LOW WELL TO OUR
NORTH WILL PUSH ACROSS NW CA MON NIGHT INTO TUE. THIS SHOULD BRING
A LITTLE LIGHT RAIN TO THE AREA...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF CAPE
MENDOCINO. THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY
PERIODIC BOUTS OF RAIN AS SEVERAL LOWS WELL TO OUR NORTH SEND COLD
FRONTS THROUGH THE REGION. JCA