Mar 12 2011

Crescent City harbor destroyed; 4 people swept into sea, 1 feared dead

Crescent City Harbor (Jeff Barnard / Associated Press)

By Mike Anton and Shan Li

Los Angeles Times Staff Writers

March 11, 2011, 12:01 p.m.

Eight-foot waves from the Japan tsunami destroyed much of Crescent City harbor, battered boats, closed the 101 Freeway and left one person missing.

KDRV-TV reported that four people were washed out to sea Friday. Three were hurt and one is feared dead.

Local residents reported that about three dozen boats were “crushed” in the harbor and that surging waters significantly damaged or destroyed most of the docks. Ocean water surging up Elk Creek north of the harbor reportedly lapped up to front doors of the community’s cultural center.

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