WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY


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Newport: Inbound sailboat runs aground against the north jetty in the fog. Man and grandson survive.

Grandfather and grandson (2nd and 3rd from right) load belongings into a Newport Fire truck that took them to the Coast Guard Station

Grandfather and grandson (2nd and 3rd from right) load belongings into a Newport Fire truck that took them to the Coast Guard Station

Sailboat hard aground against Newport's North Jetty

Sailboat hard aground against Newport’s North Jetty Tuesday

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Broken forward mast

Broken forward mast

Update: Road and Driveway was given the contract to remove the sailboat from the jetty and unfortunately is was to remove it in pieces. They couldn’t refloat it economically so the decision was made to scrap it. It was, and the debris was hauled off to a landfill.

A fifty foot sailboat trying flee the late night fog into Yaquina Bay ran aground against Newport’s north jetty shortly before midnight. As sometimes happens, captains turn in toward Newport too soon, and soon run aground against the north jetty.

Aboard the boat was a grandfather and his grandson. The boy looked to be around 12 years old. Reports say that the two gathered up what personal effects they could and launched a life raft which got them to shore. Waiting for them on the beach was a Newport Fire Department beach rig which picked them up and transported them to the Nye Beach Turnaround. From there it was off to the Coast Guard Station to report what happened. Fire rescue personnel said neither the man nor his grandson were injured.

No names were available but it was believed the grandfather is from Tacoma. No word on the fate of their boat, but generally none survive the pounding waves against the jetties.

Ironically it was one year ago to the day that the captain of the fishing vessel “The Two Mikes” also misjudged the entrance to the bar and ran aground on the north side of the north jetty. As was the case Monday evening, both crewmen survived. The Two Mikes is believed to be on the bottom somewhere in the vicinity.

Tuesday the boat was being moderately pushed up against the jetty. It’s hard aground, its keel trapped in the rocks below. No word yet on salvage options.

Here’s how the sailboat was faring Tuesday afternoon, snagged on the north jetty:

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