Facepalm: Some Idiot Drives Truck Onto a NorCal Jetty Last Year To Watch Waves… Needed An Airlift Out

The U.S. Coast Guard had to rescue a man from the Humboldt Bay north jetty in northern California last year after he drove his truck on the jetty and became stranded by heavy surf.

The Coast Guard says it dispatched a helicopter crew and lifeboat to the scene after it was notified at approximately 11:26 a.m. on a Thursday that a man had driven his vehicle onto the jetty and became stuck when the surf picked up. After assessing the situation the Coast Guard determined that the only way to get the man off was by helicopter, leaving the vehicle stranded. 

Luckily all ended well and the man is safe and uninjured.

The Coast Guard used the incident to remind the public to remain vigilant during changing ocean conditions and remain off coastal rocks, jetties, and outcroppings during periods of high surf.