Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
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Man dies in altercation this morning in Ridgewood

A 30-year-old local man is dead after an altercation this morning at a home in the 6100 block of Walnut Drive in Ridgewood.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said that they call came in just after 10:00 a.m. of a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. Witnesses told deputies that two white male suspects entered their house armed with a baseball bat. When deputies arrived on scene one of the suspects fled and the other suspect, a 30-year-old male was knocked unconscious. The 30-year-old man was transported to St. Joseph Hospital, but died shortly after.

Detectives are investigating what led to the fatal events. No arrests have been made.