The following is a press release from the Oregon State Police regarding a paragliding accident that occurred on Sunday June 2nd.
TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR - On Sunday June 2, 2019 at approximately 5:00 PM, Oregon State Police was notified of a water rescue in the Pacific Ocean near Cape Lookout State Park.
The preliminary investigation revealed Gary B Mudrow, 44, from Beaverton, Oregon had been paragliding from the Cape Lookout State Park. Witnesses (and Mudrow's friend) indicated when Mudrow took off he appeared to be too low and tried to radio Mudrow. The witness observed Mudrow’s paraglide crash into the ocean. Mudrow was seen attempting to use the paraglide as a floatation device. The witness landed on the beach but could no longer see Mudrow.
Netarts-Oceanside Fire District and the US Coast Guard were called to assist with the water rescue. Mudrow was located and brought to shore by Netarts-Oceanside Fire. Mudrow was unconscious and not breathing. CPR was started and Mudrow was transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:00PM.