Surf Rescue now underway at Roads End Park. At least two swimmers have entered or are about to enter the water to get to two males in the water who appear to be in distress.
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The Coast Guard has announced that there is no longer any need for possible assistance from mariners with regard to the surf rescue off Roads End Park. Usually means good news – that the rescue is complete.
North Lincoln Fire says there were four males that appear to have self-rescued. They say that rip currents are a common problem along Lincoln City Beaches and that the problem is worst in the Roads End area. They recommend that anyone that goes near the water along central Oregon Coast beaches scan the waters before they run out into them. Look for the tell tale sign of a rip currents which includes an area of white frothiness within and just beyond the surf line or a discernable line of frothiness, with accompanied debris, going straight out from the beach, through the surf to the open sea beyond.
And of course, the ever important reminder, if you ever find yourself caught in a current that is pushing you away from the beach, do not fight it. Begin swimming parallel to the beach until you are out of the current – and then swim toward the beach.