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Date Released: 7/14/2005
Subject: Drowning
Contact: Brenda Gainey, PIO
Case No#: 200504186
Released By: Brenda Gainey

Location: Alderpoint

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Eel River just north of Alderpoint this morning after a man reported that his friend was missing after going for a swim last evening. Deputies learned that the two men had gone swimming in the Eel River at about 5:00 p.m. but they had become separated. One of the men returned to look for his friend but he could not find him. The man reported that he was not alarmed, as he believed his friend had also gotten out of the river. It wasn’t until he couldn’t find his companion this morning that he called authorities for help. Deputies arrived with a boat and located the body of a deceased male in the river. The victim is an adult male, in his late twenties and is believed to be from out of the area; his friend is from Alderpoint. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.



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