Here’s the latest from Oregon State Police
A 49 year old male died Thursday afternoon after being transported to a Lincoln City hospital following an apparent accident while kitesurfing in the ocean off the beach at Roads End State Park. The victim was identified as an off-duty member of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVFR). Friends of the victim said he was kite surfing when suddenly he hit hard on the water and went under. They said he was under for a good two minutes before being retrieved and brought to shore where CPR was immediately administered.
Approximately 5:00 pm Thursday, Oregon State Police was notified that an adult male was being taken to a hospital in Lincoln City. When OSP arrived at the hospital, medical staff had pronounced him deceased after lifesaving efforts at the beach by the victim’s friend, responding fire personnel, and hospital emergency room staff.
The victim is identified as WYLIE DALE JOHNSON JR, age 49, from Dundee. According to TVFR, JOHNSON was a firefighter for 19 yrs with TVFR and, most recently, was assigned as a lieutenant at Fire Station 35 in King City.
North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Pac West ambulance were involved in initial response and transport to the hospitals. Lincoln City police also assisted.