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Missing marina women dead-1/25/14-2045-PMD

THE BODY OF THE MISSING MARINA WOMAN WAS FOUND ON SATURDAY LESS THAN A MILE FROM HER HOME.  AROUND 160 VOLUNTEERS ORGANIZED A SEARCH FOR CARRIE LEETCH ALSO KNOWN AS CARRIE HUFFORD, SATURDAY MORNING. AT 10:30 A-M SEARCHERS BEGAN LOOKING IN AN AREA OF THE FORMER FORT ORD WHERE WITNESSES HAD REPORTED SEEING A DISORIENTED WOMAN MATCHING LEETCH’S DESCRIPTION. LESS THAN AN HOUR LATER A BODY WAS DISCOVERED AND LATER CONFIRMED TO BE THAT OF LEETCH, 50 YARDS OF A WELL USED TRAIL. THE DEATH IS BEING CALLED ACCIDENTAL.

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Boogey board fatality-1/25/14-2010-PMD

A BOOGEY BOARDER DIED IN SANTA CRUZ FRIDAY AFTERNOON AFTER DISREGARDING WARNINGS.  AT ABOUT 4:30 P-M  RESCUE PERSONNEL ON A PERSONAL WATERCRAFT APPROACHED A BOOGEY BOARDER NEAR LIGHTHOUSE POINT AND WARNED THE MAN OF THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY. 47 YEAR OLD , MOUNTAIN VIEW RESIDENT, JAMES ZENK ASSURED THE LIFEGUARD HE WAS ALRIGHT. A SHORT TIME LATER SANTA CRUZ FIRE DEPARTMENT RESCUE SWIMMERS ALREADY STATIONED IN THE AREA BECAUSE OF THE DANGEROUS SURF, WERE SENT INTO RECUE ZENK  WHO HAD BEEN KNOCKED INTO THE ROCKS BY A LARGE WAVE. 5 SWIMMERS IN ALL WERE NEEDED TO PULL THE MAN FROM THE SURF. ZENK WAS TRANSPORTED TO AN AREA HOSPITAL WERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. 2 OF THE SWIMMERS WERE TREATED FOR INJURIES AND FATIGUE. AN AUTOPSY WILL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE THE EXACT CAUSE OF DEATH.

 

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mavericks-1/24/14-1735-PMD

 MAVERICKS INVITATIONAL SURF CONTEST TOOK PLACE TODAY FRIDAY) WITH WAVE FACES APPROACHING 40 FEET, AND SOUTH AFRICAN 40 YEAR-old GRANT “TWIGGY” BAKER WAS THE EVENT CHAMPION.  IT IS THE 2ND TIME THAT BAKER HAS CAPTURED THE TITLE. HE JOINS 3 TIME WINNER, DARRYL “FLEA” VIROSTKO OF SANTA CRUZ AS THE ONLY 2 SURFERS TO HAVE WON THE EVENT MORE THAN ONCE.

 

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Sc restaurant burglary-1/24/14-1700-PMD

 sANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES ARRESTED  A MAN AT TWIN LAKES BEACH YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).   AT 7:30 A-M DEPUTIES RECEIVED A REPORT THAT THE STAR BENE RESTAURANT IN LIVE OAK HAD BEEN BURGLARIZED. OFFICERS COMBED THE AREA GATHERING LEADS THAT LED THEM TO THE SUSPECT MARK EYLER.EYLER WAS IN POSSESSION OF STOLEN CREDIT CARDS AND RESTAUNT EQUIPMENT.  HE WAS BOOKED INTO  SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL

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Santa Cruz County/2 new Flu Cases 01-24-14 13:30 av

Two new flu cases were reported out of Santa Cruz County today.    The total number of patients being treated in intensive care is now eight.   The newest patients are a man between the ages of 40 and 50 and a woman between the ages of 20 and 30.   The report shows that one of the eight patients, a man between the ages of 40 and 50, has died.  So far there have not been any other deaths related to the flu reported in the county. 

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