EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - Northern California authorities have released the identity of a woman who drowned after she was swept out to sea by a large wave.
Humboldt County officials on Monday identified the victim as 32-year-old Susan Archer, of Shelter Cove.
Archer was walking on a beach near her home with her boyfriend and dog when the wave pulled her into the ocean.
Her body was brought to shore after a roughly 45-minute search by boat and helicopter. Attempts to revive her with CPR didn't work.
Archer's boyfriend was hurt when he was thrown against the shoreline rocks but was not swept up by the wave.
The tragedy is the region's third such mishap this winter.
Authorities are warning beach-goers to watch out for "sneaker waves" that can suddenly roar ashore.
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