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The following is a press release by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office.
BARVIEW, OR - On Friday, May 24, 2019, at approximately 2:20am, Tillamook 911 received a report of a housefire in a two-story residence near the intersection of Cedar St and Lakeside Drive in Barview, north of Garibaldi. Garibaldi Fire and Rescue was first on scene and reported the two-story residence’s upper floor was fully involved and requested a second alarm. The Bay City Fire Department and Rockaway Beach Fire Department both responded to assist. The fire was reported out by 2:20am.
Fire personnel also reported the two occupants, one male and one female, were located outside the house suffering from smoke inhalation, burns, and cuts. Two ambulances from Adventist Health arrived and Lifeflight Aircraft were requested. Both persons were treated on scene then one was transported to Tillamook Adventist Health Hospital to meet a Lifeflight Helicopter while the second patient was transported to Tillamook Airport and transported by a Lifeflight fixed wing aircraft. Both patients were transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.
The two subjects were visiting from the Salem area and staying in a relatives second home. The relative lived nearby.
The fire is being investigation by the Fire Marshall’s Office and there is no further information available at this time.
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The following is from a press release from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
PACIFIC CITY, OR - On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at about 8:32 AM, Tillamook 9-1-1 received a report of two surfers who were in distress in the ocean at Cape Kiwanda. Deputies from the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, the Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District and Tillamook Ambulance responded to the beach at Cape Kiwanda.
Responders learned that one surfer had been caught in a rip current and another more experienced surfer went out to assist him. Both surfers were stuck in the rip current about 600 yards offshore.
Water Rescue Teams from North Lincoln Fire and Rescue as well as Netarts-Oceanside Fire & Rescue responded to the scene. A Coast Guard helicopter from sector Columbia River in Astoria was launched as well as a 47 foot motor lifeboat from US Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi.
The current was strong enough that the surfers were taken around Cape Kiwanda and were just off McPhillips beach when a Coast Guard helicopter arrived on scene. The Coast Guard helicopter deployed a rescue swimmer to assist the two surfers. The Water Rescue Team from North Lincoln Fire and Rescue went into the water and recovered the two surfers and their surfboards. They were brought to shore on McPhillips beach where they were evaluated by emergency responders. Neither surfer was injured nor hypothermic. Both surfers were wearing wetsuits which prevented them from becoming hypothermic in the cold ocean water.
The two 27 year old men from Portland, were rescued more than a mile from where they went into the water.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people about the dangers of recreating in the ocean water. Ocean water temperature and rip currents are significant hazards at all times of the year. In this case, both individuals were properly equipped with thick wet suits which helped to prevent the onset of hypothermia.
Copyright Coastal Zephyr - 2019 - Published May 4th, 2019 by Michael Hains
MANZANITA, OR - At around 3pm Thursday afternoon, emergency crews from Nehalem Bay Fire and Tillamook Ambulance along with Troopers from the Oregon State Police responded to a report of a single vehicle roll-over crash on U.S. 101 near milepost 40 in Oswald West State Park.
Witnesses stated seeing the vehicle traveling recklessly at a high rate of speed before losing control, rolling multiple times and then coming to rest about 50 feet off the highway. Due to the nature of the incident emergency crews requested Life Flight to assist at the scene.
Fire crews were able to assist the driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, up to the highway using a litter and ropes. Life Flight was able to land in a near by parking lot where the driver was transferred to them for transport to a Portland area hospital for treatment.
The identity and the condition of the drive was not available. Oregon State Police is investigating the crash.