A surf rescue call has gone out for Newport Fire and Rescue. The rescue operation is expected to be just offshore from the Hallmark Hotel at 744 SW Elizabeth Street, which overlooks the beach. The nature of the surf rescue has not been mentioned.
Coast Guard rescue craft has been summoned to the scene as well as one of their rescue helicopters. Rescuers are accessing the beach via the stairwell behind Georgie’s Restaurant.
NOTHING FOUND. DECLARED A FALSE ALARM….