On Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1, Sonoma County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) helicopter Henry-1 rescued two people, one a child, from the water at Goat Rock State Beach.
According to an announcement from the sheriff's office, Henry-1 responded to the beach after a report that a child had been swept out to sea. The additional person rescued had swam out to try and rescue the child.
"The H1 Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) configured the helicopter for a long line rescue and subsequently rescued the victim from the water," the announcement states. "Once on shore, (Henry-1) was reconfigured for medical transport and the victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries."
The child was transported by the Bodega Bay Fire Department ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.
"This serves as an important reminder that our coastline, although beautiful and serene, demands the upmost vigilance and respect in order to avoid tragic accidents; such as we nearly saw today," the SCSO said.

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Henry1 is always there when we need it. Hey pilot: we ❤️ you. Thank you!!

Rocketship XM

Close call. We are quite lucky. We have a first-rate Sheriff's Dept. Bravo! Nice going. Multiple kudos.

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