10:10am – The body of a male adult has been found on the beach in Yachats, between 3rd and 4th Streets. Firefighters are arriving on scene to retrieve the body. It’s in the waves at the bottom of a small cliff
Central Coast and Seal Rock Fire-rescue personnel were summoned to the scene to help transport the body up a moderate cliff to Oceanview Drive up top. The body was that of a male, possibly in his 40s. Yachats Fire Chief Frankie Petrick said there had been no mention of any “missing persons” reports in the area.
5:06pm – After preliminary investigation the it was revealed Michael Clift, age 43, from Newport, deceased at the scene. The nature of his death is still under investigation.