Coast Guard Seeks Teen Off Oregon Coast

SEATTLE – Coast Guard units are searching the Oregon coast near Neskowin, Ore., for signs of a teenaged boy who was swept out to sea.

An HH-65 helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility North Bend, the crew of a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Depoe Bay and local fire department crews are searching the waters near Nestucca Beach for signs of the missing boy. An HH-60 helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria will join the search and relieve the HH-65 crew for refueling.

Tillamook dispatch notified Coast Guard Air Facility North Bend that two boys had been swept out to sea and were in need of assistance at approximately 5 p.m.

The HH-65 helicopter crew was launched and managed to rescue one of the boys who was taken to waiting emergency service workers at Nestucca Beach near Neskowin. No injuries were reported.

The search continues for the missing boy.

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