Officials Searching for Father-Son Fishing Duo Lost in Humboldt Bay

U.S. Coast Guard personnel are searching for a father-son duo who went lost while fishing in Humboldt Bay Tuesday. Their boat was found early Wednesday, with no sign of the fishermen.

Scott Arbaugh, 70, of Eureka, and his son Josh Arbaugh, 50, of Arcata, are believed to have launched their 16 foot jon boat late Tuesday morning from Fields Landing to go fishing and were reported missing later that evening.

Shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, Coast Guard crews located the missing vessel partially submerged approximately half a mile north east of King Salmon. No sign of the occupants has been found.

Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter aircrews, 29’ RBS-II boat crews, and HCSO personnel are actively searching. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Coast Guard command center at 707-839-6113 or the Sheriff’s Office immediately.

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