A man was reportedly swept away off the North Jetty on Monday afternoon. The search was called off Tuesday. (Times-Standard file)


The following is a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, for a man who was reportedly swept into the water from the Humboldt Bay North Jetty, Monday.

The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched approximately 160 square-nautical miles for 16 hours in a continuous effort to locate the man.

Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews and Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crews conducted multiple search patterns in the area.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection dispatchers first notified Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders of the incident at 4:32 p.m., Monday.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt Bay Fire-EMS, Samoa Fire District and California State Parks officials also aided in the search.


The following is a press release from Humboldt State University:

The Coast Guard continues to provide a description of a missing Humboldt State University student to local boaters and fishermen in the hopes they locate the young man swept into the ocean on Monday.

Keymaan Jac Quesmalik Stringer, 19, of Los Angeles was swept into the water at the North Jetty in Eureka on Monday at about 4:30 p.m. He was hit by a sneaker wave and has not been found.

Numerous agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders, searched for the student for hours to no avail and his body had not been located as of Tuesday morning.

Students seeking support may contact Counseling & Psychological Services at 707-826-3236 (24-hour support and regular business hours) located at the Student Health Center. Students may also contact the Dean of Students Office at 211 Siemens Hall or 707-826-3504. Staff or faculty seeking additional support may utilize the Employee Assistance Program at 707-443-7358.

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