Sheriff: Falling Death at College Cove


A 46-year-old Colorado man fell to his death near College Cove recently, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. 

A Coast Guard helicopter helped retrieve the body of Anthony Wayne Hodson on Saturday, Aug. 15 after the sheriff's office was notified. Officials believe Hodson fell about 75 feet from cliffs above where he was found.

From the sheriff's office:

On August 15, 2015 at about 1:30 PM the Sheriff's Office was notified of a possibly deceased person on the beach at College Cove, Trinidad.

Due to the location of the body, assistance was requested by the Coast Guard Helicopter. The helicopter was able to place a USCG Rescue Swimmer and one Deputy Sheriff near the deceased person. Investigation at the scene indicated that the deceased person had fallen approximately 75 feet from the cliff above where the body was located. The body was subsequently moved to a safe location by the Coast Guard Helicopter.

The deceased person has been positively identified as Anthony Wayne Hodson, age 46, from Denver, Colorado. The Coroner's Office is treating this incident as an accidental death.

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