Canoeist stuck in eel grass rescued
According to a Eureka Fire Department News Release, dated August 18, 2011:
Wednesday August 17, 2011, the Eureka Fire Department deployed a rescue swimmer to assist a canoeist who became stuck in eel grass (see the photo below). At 7:00 PM yesterday the Eureka Public Safety Communications Center received a request from the Coast Guard to investigate a boater stuck in the mud next to the Wharfinger building at #1 Marina Way. On arrival, the Fire Department located a canoe with one occupant stuck in eel grass approximately 75 yards off shore. A Fire Department rescue swimmer swam out to the canoe with a rope and personnel pulled the canoe to shore. Personnel then assisted the canoeist with returning him and his canoe to the marina.
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