Coast Guard: 2 men rescued from Pewetole Island

Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is reporting that they rescued two men stranded on Pewetole Island, near the coast of Trinidad, Sunday morning.

According to Coast Guard officials, a witness contacted the Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders just after 9 a.m., reporting that two people were stranded on Pewetole Island.

It is believed that the two people had waded out to the island from the beach near Trinidad at low tide Saturday, had reportedly fallen into the water and sustained injuries climbing back onto the island during the night.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was dispatched to the scene. The helicopter crew hoisted the two individuals from Pewetole Island and transferred them to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.

"Anytime you’re hiking or exploring along the coast, it's important to always have safety in mind," said Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary, Sector Humboldt Bay's operations officer. "The Coast Guard urges the public to always let someone know where you will be, when you plan to return and to have a reliable means of communication with you in case of emergency.”

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