The callers reported that there was a 32-year-old Anchor Point man there that was having possible drug-induced paranoid/delusional psychotic breakdown.
The callers reported that the man had waded into and immersed himself in the frigid water and remained there for approximately 30 minutes.
Two Alaska State Troopers, an Alaska Wildlife Trooper and a Homer Fire Department medic responded to the scene aboard an AWT watercraft.
When they arrived at Halibut Cove, the responders found that the residents of the cove had retrieve the man from the water, and were trying to warm him with blankets. They had also, because he was acting violently, bound his hands and feet.
The responders loaded him into the watercraft and transported him back to Homer. Although hypothermic, while enroute, the man’s mental state began to improve. While traveling back, the man admitted to having taken methamphetamine and possibly bath salts.
When the boat arrived back in Homer, they were met by an ambulance. He was taken to the South Peninsula Hospital for treatment of hypothermia.