CHICO (CBS/AP) — A Lake County Sheriff’s deputy remains in critical condition after being swept into the ocean along the Mendocino Coast earlier this week.
Deputy Jacob Steely and his 11-year-old son were both swept into the water by a rogue wave. The son was rescued, treated and released from an area hospital. Steely remains in the intensive care unit at Enloe Hospital in Chico in critical condition.READ MORE: Early Season Red Flag Warning Sends Residents Scrambling To Protect Homes
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that Mendocino volunteer firefighters—who are trained in water rescues—received a call shortly before noon Monday that two people had fallen into the ocean in a rocky area near Mendocino Point. There is no beach and there was no way for them to get out of the water on their own.READ MORE: One Dead, Two Wounded In San Jose Shooting
The deputy had been floating face down in the water for about 10 or 15 minutes before rescuers reached him.MORE NEWS: COVID: San Francisco Businesses Thriving Again Under New Yellow Tier Freedoms
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