During the 5 o’clock hour some residents off SW Corona Court reported that a diver may have committed suicide by walking into the mouth of Alsea Bay with weights but no breathing apparatus.
Rescue units raced to the scene to find no sign of the diver. They soon notified the Coast Guard that someone may be in distress right outside the jaws.
As rescuers combed the waters from the shore, darkness began setting in. Then suddenly the diver emerged from the water and walked up onto the beach wearing full breathing gear. No distress. Just a mistaken assumption by residents.