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Possible water rescue near the Yaquina Bay Bridge

Yaquina Bay Bridge on a report of a possible jumper at the railing. It’s 135 feet to the water below.
Ken Gagne


Sheriff’s Marine Unit, Coast Guard MLB and Helo searching off the bridge.
Greg Henton


Coast Guard Helo searched for an hour without seeing anything in the water.
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Helo heading back to Newport Airport.
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9:40am
Report of a man seen on the Yaquina Bay Bridge – then when the reporting party looked back the man was gone.

9:45am
Fire rescue reports man sighted, on the bridge, standing on the west side – dressed as described by the original reporting party.

10:50am
Police and fire-rescue on scene looking for the man. Spot a man on the bridge. But not acting like he’s going to jump.

10:05am
Fire rescue and law enforcement still watching the guy.

Newport Police say law enforcement determined that the description given to 9-1-1 may not have exactly matched the person they saw on the bridge so they continued to search. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s marine boat search the area under the bridge and to the east since the tide was coming in at that time. The Coast Guard launched a boat and summoned their Newport-based helicopter. The surface search continued for a couple of hours – the helo for about an hour with no sign of anyone in the water. Search efforts were then called off.

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