WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Man falls into Yaquina River at Sawyer’s Landing – swept downstream

Sawyers Landing Possible drowing

Sawyers Landing
Possible drowing
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3:45pm

A man fell off a dock into the Yaquina River at Sawyers Landing upstream from Newport. He’s a 44 year old male wearing grey rain gear. He was last seen trying to swim back to the dock, but the current got him and swept him downstream from 4098 Yaquina Bay Road. Coast Guard has been called and are enroute. Newport Fire-Rescue is also enroute.

Observers say the current is very swift.

Coast Guard is launching a search and rescue helicopter.

4:03pm
No sign of the victim.

4:08pm
Newport Fire unit standing by at the LNG tank at the International Terminal in hopes of spotting the victim.

6:30pm
Coast Guard reports no sign of the man. Search terminated.

8:01pm
Coast Guard notified Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Newport Fire Rescue that they consider the victim deceased and will notify the family as such. There will be no resumption of the search.

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