6:40pm- Fire rescue crews are responding to a call for help from surfer in distress a ways off shore near Otter Rock. Awaiting details.
The Coast Guard has been notified. They haven’t been officially summoned yet.
6:55pm- Distressed surfer has some other surfers trying to get to him.
6:56pm- Depoe Bay surf rescue has launched “Emily,” the department’s robot surf rescue raft. Has live TV contact with the shore allowing rescuer to talk with the victim and give him instructions on how to let Emily tow him back to shore.
6:58pm- Surfer has made it back to shore. Fire rescue making contact with the surfer now. Making sure he’s okay.
7:01pm- Surfer says he’s really tired but doesn’t need medics. He’s okay.