Coast Guard North Bend reports that a young man who was invited to go deep sea fishing today off Newport suddenly changed his mind and jumped overboard.
Reports says that the young fella was invited to go on a three day fishing excursion to take his mind off some things. But when the fishing boat started heading out toward the end of the Newport jetties he changed his mind. He grabbed a life jacket and jumped over the side and started swimming toward the south jetty.
Witnesses say the young man climbed up onto the jetty rocks and called a friend for a ride. Witnesses say he did not appear to be injured during his short swim and rock climb. He was last seen being driven back toward Newport.