Sad news. Condolences to her family and friends.
Here’s the unedited press release from the Sheriff’s Dept.
On 01-25-11, approximately 11:15 am, members of the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office Posse located a deceased female body on the beach, approximately 2 miles south of Dry Lagoon, on the beach. The Humboldt County Coroners office responded to the scene and with the help of family members confirmed the deceased was Veronica Dickison.
Veronica and her spouse, Jamie Dickison, 27 years, also of Red Bluff, and their three dogs were swept off a rock at Dry Lagoon, Orick, by a large wave on Friday, 01-21-11, at approximately 10:00 a.m. Jamie Dickison and two of the dogs were able to make it to shore on their own. Veronica Dickison and one of the dogs were carried further out into the ocean.
The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office would like to remind the public that area beaches can be extremely dangerous, especially this time of year when winter storms generate large waves. If visiting local beaches always keep an eye on the surf. This is especially true if small children are with you.