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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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Major Oregon storm will hit today. Here’s where to expect 70 MPH winds and flooding

Zach Urness  Salem Statesman Journal Published 2:58 PM EST Dec 17, 2018 A major storm is heading to Oregon today into Wednesday. National Weather Service, Portland The biggest storm of the season will slam northwest Oregon Monday night and Tuesday, bringing potential flooding and winds up to 70 MPH. The storm will slam the Oregon Coast […]

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Rip Currents Killed Eight People in August’s First Week, Adding to the Dozens That Have Lost Their Lives in 2018

By Chris Dolce weather.com Rip currents claimed the lives of eight people in August’s first week, pushing this year’s number of swimmers killed by this underrated danger to at least 45 in U.S. waters. The deaths in the first seven days of August were spread out from Lake Michigan to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of […]

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Tropical Pink ‘Sea Pickles’ Are Invading the Waters of the Pacific Northwest

By Kimberly Hickok, Staff Writer | July 20, 2018 04:01pm ET A surprising newcomer is taking over the waters that lie off the Pacific Northwest coast. Gelatinous pink sea pickles first invaded the area in 2014, and now researchers report that these tubular tunicates appear to have fully colonized their new habitat and show no signs of leaving. […]

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Father drowns, son presumed dead off Rockaway Beach

by KATU.com Staff In this still image from video, a U.S. Coast Guard rescuer appears to pull a person out of the surf at Rockaway Beach, Oregon Wednesday, June 6, 2018. A father drowned after going into the ocean after his 17-year-old son, who was boogie boarding. The boy is still missing. (Photo: Kristen Nelson) […]