Station Depoe Bay rescues surfer off Lincoln Beach, Ore.

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued a 46-year-old male surfer off Lincoln Beach, Ore., near Depoe Bay, Ore., Tuesday.

Lincoln County Dispatch received a call at 1:23 p.m. from a person on the beach reporting a surfer in distress approximately 500 yards from shore.

While Lincoln County was responding, Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay, Ore., was contacted for assistance. A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Depoe Bay and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., were launched.

Once on scene the surfer was able to swim to the motor lifeboat and was transported to emergency medical service personnel waiting at Station Depoe Bay.

The surfer was released with no reports of injury.

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