'Injuries or death is possible': Deadly high surf continues on Oregon Coast
FLORENCE, Ore. - High Surf advisorires remain in effect for the Central and Southern Oregon Coast, the National Weather Service said Friday.
"It can be very dangerous to venture near the coast under high surf conditions. People at times are swept off rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf," forecasters said. "Stay well back from the waters edge and be alert for the exceptionally high wave."
The current advisory for the Central Coast is in effect until 3 p.m. Friday.
The Southern Coast remains under an advisory until 4 a.m. Saturday.
"Breaking waves will continue to run-up beaches much higher than normal. Waves will likely break over jetties much closer to shore than usual," forecasters cautioned. "Large driftwood logs can easily be carried by the high surf. Injuries or death is possible to those near or on the logs."
The high surf and powerful waves caused plenty of troubles on the coast Thursday.
The Coast Guard called off a search for a man in Depoe Bay who was swept out to sea while he was trying to get a better look at Spouting Horn. He is presumed to be dead.
In Lincoln City, two women were struck by a wave carrying a log. One was hospitalized with a leg injury.
The high waves also severed a gas line at Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill in Lincoln City. Patrons were evacuated and the restaurant remained closed Thursday.
Another woman was watching the waves from her condo in Lincoln City when a massive wave slammed against her patio door, shattered it and pushed her into her counter.