Saturday, June 15, 2024



Rescuers rescue rescuers

Firefighters Sam Hockett and Eric Maestas, members of NLF&R’s elite Water Rescue team, lost power on their Kawasaki Jet Ski about noon as they attempted to reach a group of people who appeared stranded on famous Haystack Rock near Pacific City. Unable to develop enough power to make it past the breakers and back to the beach, they radioed for help to an oncoming 47-foot USCG vessel.

2 rescued from rocks

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue deployed this morning to aid two individuals stranded on the rocks beneath the Ester Lee Motel. Rescuers deployed life rings...

Successful water rescue near Chinook Winds Casino Resort

A man was taken out to sea by a riptide near Chinook Winds Casino Resort around 1:45 p.m. Saturday after being thrown from his kayak in the breakers.

Vehicle recovered from Salmon River one month later

A vehicle driven into the Salmon River Jan. 22 -- the subject of a dramatic rescue -- was removed a month later, Feb. 22, by a coordinated effort of multiple first responders.

Mother, hotel employee rescue teen in Surftides water rescue

A 15-year-old boy was rescued by his mother and a Surftides employee shortly after noon Saturday, after the teen was separated from his boogie board in the surf near the hotel.

Lincoln City man rescues self in kayak mishap 100 yards off shore

Lincoln City resident John Duncan rescued himself this afternoon after his kayak flipped over "bow to stern," tossing him into the Pacific without a life jacket.

Man stuck in elevator rescued at Rodeway Inn

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue Engine 1407 responded to a 911 call at 3:29 p.m. today regarding a man stuck in an elevator on the second floor of Rodeway Inn & Suites, 1070 SE 1st St. in Lincoln City.

Man abandons beached, swamped truck; flees scene on foot

A man abandoned a beached truck borrowed from his boss and fled the scene to elude police late Saturday night near the 15th Street access after he crashed into some rocks, got high-centered and swamped the vehicle.

Coast Guard seeks information regarding capsized boat

The U.S. Coast Guard continues the investigation of the fishing vessel Mary B II, which capsized off Newport Jan. 9 and resulted in the loss of the vessel and its three crew members.

Coast Guard saves two people after Mayday call near Tillamook

Am emergency distress call is likely to credit for saving the lives of two recreational boaters this morning near Netarts Bay, five miles southwest of Tillamook.

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