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Salem-News.com (Nov-08-2006 08:48)

Searchers Find Body of One Missing Woman, Another Remains Missing

The two women were both last seen wearing light blue hooded rain jackets and gray rain pants.

(LINCOLN CITY) - Lincoln County patrol car A search resumed this morning for two women who were reported missing Tuesday after they went for a walk around Glenn Avenue in Gleneden Beach and never returned.

The Depoe Bay Fire Department says they have recovered the body of one of the women.

The search began yesterday for 78-year-old Elma Benefiel, of Beaverton, and her daughter-in-law 61-year-old Jan Benefiel, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, but the women were not found. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Coast Guard and others searched until midnight.

More information will be released once the family has been notified.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-22-2006 09:38)

Fisherman Dies Off Oregon Coast Thursday

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

(DEPOE BAY) - Coast Guard HH-65 helicopter The Coast Guard airlifted a 40-year-old male from a charter fishing vessel three miles north of Depoe Bay, Thursday.

The master of the 40-foot vessel Mr. Max contacted the Coast Guard by VHF-FM radio at 11:40 AM requesting assistance for an unconscious man.

An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport and a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay were launched minutes later to aid the victim.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-26-2006 13:02)

Three Men Rescued After Their Boat Sinks

In recent years the federal government mandated the use of emergency beacons that allow the crews to be rescued.

(DEPOE BAY) - coast guard helicopter and rescued party The U.S. Coast Guard saved three men after their 68-foot fishing boat sunk 70 miles west of Depoe Bay Tuesday night.

The Coast Guard received a call on VHF channel 16 from the operator of the fishing vessel Wild Mary at 11:18 PM, reporting his vessel was taking on water.

An HH-65 helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, an HH-65 helicopter from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, and a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay, were launched minutes later to assist.

Coast Guard crews located the men in a liferaft and hoisted them to a helicopter at 12:25 a.m. The men were then safely transported to shore.

The cause of the sinking is under investigation.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-06-2006 00:14)

High Surf Advisories Issued Along Oregon Beaches

(Lincoln City) - Photo Collection By: Tim King Winter surf continues to rage along the Oregon coastline, prompting officials to issue another high tide and high surf warning. Coast Guard and fire rescue crews have been busy this week, rescuing and assisting in the rescue of multiple beachgoers who were swept out or injured by sneaker waves.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-05-2006 00:04)

Beachgoers Swept Into The Ocean Keep Rescuers Busy

(Lincoln Beach) - The ocean along the Oregon coast can be extremely dangerous, and the beach may the last place you want to be. Photo By: Tim King Water rescue operations were in full swing Wednesday on the central Oregon coast. A major storm slammed the coast with fury. Depoe Bay Fire District Chief Ron Smith says it was not a good day for a walk on the beach, "There are very rough conditions today, about twenty to twenty five foot surf.` He says beachgoers should stay clear on days like this.

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