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Oregon woman ‘crushed’ by log after sneaker wave hits beach recovering in the hospital

by KATU Staff Monday, March 25th 2019 MANZANITA, Ore. — A woman is in the hospital with more than a dozen broken ribs and a broken tailbone after fire officials say she was crushed by a log that was carried by a sneaker wave along the Oregon coast.  A family friend tells KATU News that Heathyr Croasmun, 44, […]

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Deceased body found near Roads End Lincoln City

UPDATE: 02/20/2019 LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — Police have identified the woman whose body was found in the Pacific Ocean near Lincoln City Feb. 17. Oregon State Police said based on tips they received through the hotline, the woman has been identified as Satin Fever Star, also known as Kahrin Jean McDonald, 63, of Lincoln City. Police […]

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Crabbing on Oregon’s south coast from Cape Blanco to California border

David Davis  Salem Statesman Journal Published 7:14 PM EDT Oct 19, 2018 Fisherman offload Dungeness Crab from their fishing vessel on November 17, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan, Getty Images State officials have announced the closure of commercial and recreational crabbing along the Oregon Coast from the California border to Cape Blanco after high […]

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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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Officials: Stay out of the water at Nye Beach following health advisory for fecal bacteria

David Davis  Salem Statesman Journal Published 12:01 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Yaquina Head Lighthouse from Nye Beach area. Zach Urness / Statesman Journal Oregon health officials are warning visitors to stay out of the water at a popular Newport area beach. A health advisory was issued after high levels of fecal bacteria were measured in […]