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Posted on: June 13, 2020

Search and Rescue for Missing Kayaker

Nick Brunner

A search and rescue is underway in the Trindad area for a missing kayaker.

On June 12, 2020, at about 4 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center received a call for service regarding an overdue kayaker.

According to a family member, 19-year-old Nicholas Brunner of McKinleyville, left to go kayaking at about 6 a.m. and did not return at the agreed upon time. The family member told dispatchers that Brunner’s vehicle was located parked in the Trinidad Harbor area. 

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, United States Coast Guard and California State Parks responded to begin search and rescue efforts. While on scene, deputies received additional information that a unmanned kayak had been located by a community member in the area of Luffenholtz Beach. A life vest and additional identifying documents for Brunner were located in the area as well.  

Responding agencies searched for Brunner until dark yesterday evening and continue the search today, June 13. Teams are utilizing multiple boats, rescue divers and a Coast Guard helicopter, in addition to a ground search of the surrounding area.

Nicholas Brunner is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, 135 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about this case or Brunner’s whereabouts should contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251.

Press Release from the U.S. Coast Guard

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