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Date Released: 8/1/2005
Subject: Accidental Drowning
Contact: Brenda Gainey
Case No#: 200504535
Released By: Brenda Gainey, PIO

Location: Willow Creek

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Trinity River near Willow Creek at about 2:30 Saturday afternoon after receiving reports that a juvenile girl was missing and possibly trapped in the river. Friends of Abby Mohon, 14, reported that she was “tubing” on the river and had fallen off of her inner tube. Her friends reported that they had not seen her come back up. Deputies, along with personnel from the California Highway Patrol, Hoopa Valley Tribal Police, and the Hawkins Bar Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area. Ms. Mohon was located, still in the river, and confirmed deceased. Hawkins Bar Volunteer Fire Department was able to recover the decedent and Coroner Frank Jager took over the investigation at the scene.



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