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Man drowns at Nehalem Bay State Park after being swept out by rip current

By Samantha Swindler | The Oregonian/OregonLive A swimmer died at Nehalem Bay State Park Friday evening after being swept out to sea by a rip current. According to the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Volodymyr Kravchenko, 38, from Vancouver, Washington, drowned at around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2. He was camping with family at the park on […]

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2018 Garibaldi Days Schedule of Events

We are about a week out from Garibaldi Days! We are so excited for this year’s celebration. There will be free concerts on Friday night featuring TLS-Journey TouchN, LoveN, SqueezN and on Saturday night featuring Steelhorse – Bon Jovi Tribute. There will be vendors, a parade and plenty of fresh seafood! We have posted the entire schedule for […]

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Deadly Holes Hiding in Oregon Coast Surf

Published 08/31/2017 at 4:43 AM PDT – Updated 08/31/2017 at 4:455 AM PDT  By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff (Oregon Coast) – Summer brings all kinds of wonders to the Oregon coast, but it also brings a deadly secret hiding in the waves you love to wade in. There are sometimes massive holes lurking beneath […]

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Dangerous Surf

Very large seas are impacting the Oregon and Washington coastal waters today. Looking back at the last 20 years of data from the nearest buoys, waves of this magnitude only come around every couple of years, on average. High surf will create very dangerous conditions on area beaches and coastal jetties through the rest of […]

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Coastal Flooding and Large Waves

Mariners and beach-goers should be prepared for large waves along the Oregon and Washington coasts as an incoming westerly swell arrives late Wednesday night and Thursday. Use caution if you’re planning to visit the beach as similar scenarios in the past have produced large sneaker waves that have resulted in fatalities along the Pacific Northwest […]