Around 10:40 a.m., Newport Fire Department personnel responded to a report of two juveniles who had been surfing and became stuck on the rocks on the south side of Yaquina Head. The first arriving fire unit found the youths with their surfboards, sitting on the rocks about 15 feet above the water line. They were about 100 feet from the shore.
Fire and police personnel made contact and determined that the two were uninjured. Coast Guard personnel from Station Yaquina Bay and a helicopter from the Coast Guard’s Group North Bend station responded.
The youths were hoisted off of the rocks by Coast Guard crews and met on the beach by medical and fire personnel. They were transported to the Nye Beach turnaround for medical evaluation by Pacific West Ambulance, where they were reunited with their parents.
Newport Fire Department responded with two fire engines, two rescues, one beach rescue truck and six firefighters.
Newport Fire Department representatives remind everyone to be careful in the water and learn local surf conditions, including when the tide is coming in, before entering the ocean.
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