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Man rescued from Clatsop Spit

Stranded after high tide

Published on September 5, 2018 9:08AM

WARRENTON — A man was rescued AUG. 28 after being stranded on a sand bar near Clatsop Spit.

The 18-year-old man called Astoria 911 Dispatch at 10:25 a.m. from his cellphone to report that he had become stranded due to a high tide. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria responded and hoisted the man from the scene about 30 minutes later. Two response boat crews from Station Cape Disappointment also arrived at the scene to help as needed.

The man was reunited with his family at Fort Stevens State Park, and no injuries were reported.


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