Date of incident: February 1, 2016 – Date on picture is incorrect.
Six dead in just two years. Two North Lincoln Firefighters trying to rescue a fall victim last month almost made it 8 as seen in the above video as the Coast Guard cheated death again by pulling two fire-rescue personnel from the surging waves at Cape Kiwanda.
Oregon State Parks is re-thinking public access to Cape Kiwanda in Tillamook County. Parks officials want to get some guidance from the public as they go about figuring things out. That meeting is coming up Thursday, March 17th, 11:15am at the Cape Kiwanda Community Center in Pacific City.
Oregon Coast State Senator Arnie Roblan will be on hand to observe the proceedings because any changes to how access is provided to this extremely popular recreation area will have to be carefully considered and may conceivably affect specific access issues at parks and recreation areas statewide.
Officials with Tillamook County, Oregon State Parks and Recreation and local emergency first responders will join Senator Roblan to discuss options to fix what are becoming ongoing problems. The community is invited to attend, speak, and listen. The officials will tour Cape Kiwanda before the town hall meeting.
The 185 acre Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area opened in 1973 and has minimal development. There are fenced and signed areas. But the death toll has been mounting none-the-less.
Again, the public is strongly encouraged to attend.