WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Parasailor has run into trouble off Newport…

6:30pm
Report of a parasailor has lost control and is struggling in the ocean about several hundred yards off shore from South Beach.

6:37pm
Reporting party said she could see the parasailor drifting south. But now she’s lost sight of him.

6:38pm
Coast Guard Newport is racing out the jaws in a 46-footer running full on. Should be in the area within a few minutes.

6:44pm
Surf looks bumpy but not overly large. The Coast Guard Motorlifeboat has a 20 mph headwind.

6:50pm
A sail just popped up off the point.

6:52pm
Newport Fire-Rescue says they see the distressed parasailor straight out, due west from them. The Coast Guard needs to come back south. They’ve overshot him.

6:52pm
Newport Fire-Rescue has has established radio communications with the Coast Guard Motorlifeboat. Coast Guard is being directed back south and toward the capsized parasailor. Winds are blowing at about 25 to 30 with gusts a little over that.

7:00pm
Small boat has intercepted the distressed parasailor. They’ve rescued him and they’re bringing him back to shore – South Beach State Park. Coast Guard headed home.

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