Coast Guard suspends search near Cannon Beach, Ore.

13th Coast Guard District NewsSEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for two people near Cannon Beach, Ore., Saturday.

At approximately 5 p.m., a beachgoer reported that they had seen two people climbing on rocks at Hug Point, and shortly later could no longer see the individuals.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Tillamook Bay, Ore., and Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue crew deployed to conduct a search of the area.

After a thorough search, rescue efforts were suspended at approximately 8 p.m. pending any further information. The owners of all vehicles parked in the area where confirmed accounted for.

Weather conditions were overcast, winds calm and seas were at five feet.

“As boating and beach recreation season begins to become more active, the Coast Guard encourages the public to report any persons appearing to be in distress,” said Ken Stuber, Operations Unit Controller for Sector Columbia River.

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