Thursday, February 29, 2024

Newport High student taken off life support, dies Thursday at Portland hospital

Newport High School Death

A junior at Newport High School was taken off life support and died Thursday after being transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital after her heart stopped the day before at home.

News of the death of Chasity Sargent by cardiac arrest was shared with fellow students Thursday by school staff after receiving permission from the family.

Homepage is awaiting comment and further detail from the Lincoln County School District.

This post will be updated

Jim Fossum
Jim Fossum
Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.


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