Rescue Operation Underway in Flooded Eel River


The Eel River, flooding. - CALTRANS
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  • The Eel River, flooding.
There is a rescue operation underway in the floodwaters of the Eel River, where a rescue boat has responded to reports of multiple people on a tractor, according to scanner traffic and reports from people at the scene.

The incident was first reported at 7:45 p.m. and, at 8:25 p.m., a responding officer reported being able to see but not reach the tractor and that one person was in the water. At 9:20 p.m., it was reported that a rescue boat was in the water and at 9:26 p.m., reports of the scanner indicated that several children on the tractor had been rescued but the "husband" was still in the water.

Initially reports were that there were three to four people on the tractor and one in the water, and that the U.S. Coast Guard was responding to the scene.

We'll update this post as more information becomes available.

A version of this story was first posted at and is reprinted here with permission.

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