4:30pm – Report of a missing paddleboarder off 301 Otter Crest Loop, Punchbowl area. A caller to 9-1-1 said there were two paddleboarders – only one is making his way back toward shore. They say there were several whales in the area. Depoe Bay Fire-Rescue is arriving on scene. Coast Guard has been notified.
4:45pm – First responders say they don’t see anyone in trouble or a paddleboard. So one unit is going to go to the lodge (Inn at Otter Crest) and check the walk-down area on the beach.
5:00pm – Rescuers think they see the kayaker in the water a quarter mile off shore, northwest of the Inn at Otter Crest.
5:02pm – Coast Guard doesn’t have a helicopter available.
5:04pm – Coast Guard will launch a helo in about ten minutes.
5:04pm – Coast Guard motorlifeboat out of Depoe Bay is enroute to the scene.
5:14pm – Sounds like it wasn’t the missing kayaker. Something else in the water.
5:27pm – The kayaker is out of the water and he’s fine. Awaiting details.
5:28pm – The kayaker had earlier made