Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Fatal Drowning At Point Reyes on January 20, 2004
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
On Tuesday, January 20, a fatal drowning occurred off of the rocks at McClures Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County. At approximately 5:00 PM, a 911 call was received about a woman being swept off of rocks and into the ocean. Both California Highway Patrol and Henry 1 (Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office) helicopters were dispatched to the scene along with National Park Service Rangers from Point Reyes National Seashore and personnel from Marin County Sheriff’s Department, Marin County Fire Department Paramedic Unit and US Coast Guard.
A 52-year old Novato woman was spotted by CHP and pulled out of the surf by Henry 1, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
No further details are available at this time.
Did You Know?
Historically, the Humboldt squid were seldom found further north than Baja California. The squid then came north en masse during the 1997/98 El Nino and have maintained a fairly regular presence in the waters off of northern and central California--including Point Reyes--ever since. More...