Humboldt State University has released a statement on a tragic accident involving a student. It reads: We are sad to share news that a Humboldt State University student was swept into the water at the North Jetty in Eureka today 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, have been searching for the student.
Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this accident, and the University is reaching out to provide support to friends and others.
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. We will keep the campus community updated as we learn more.