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High Surf Advisories Issued Along Oregon Beaches
(Lincoln City) - Winter surf continues to rage along the Oregon coastline, prompting officials to issue another high tide and high surf warning. Coast Guard and fire rescue crews have been busy this week, rescuing and assisting in the rescue of multiple beachgoers who were swept out or injured by sneaker waves.
Swells were recorded Friday at 29 feet, a size that pushes every limit possible.
Depoe Bay Fire Chief Ron Smith says it is best to enjoy the coastline from a high point, taking no chances walking on the beach with unpredictable waves that can take a person by surprise. These waves sweep everything in their path back out to sea. He urges beachgoers to remember that the rescuers have families too, and that conditions get so bad sometimes, that a command decision may not be made to put a rescue swimmer in the water at all.
Now that's something to think about.
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