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Woman and young girl dead after boat capsizes off of Winchester Bay

Officials said reports of the capsized vessel just outside of the Umpqua River Bar came in around 9:27 a.m. Rescue teams made it on scene within six minutes.

Posted: Sep 26, 2021 1:57 PM
Updated: Sep 27, 2021 12:54 PM

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore.--- A woman and a young girl are dead after a boat capsized off of Winchester Bay Sunday.

Officials said reports of the capsized vessel just outside of the Umpqua River Bar came in around 9:27 a.m. Rescue teams made it on scene within six minutes.

It was reported that five people were in the water. Three people on the outskirts of the boat were able to make it out alive, they said.

But two people, a young girl and a woman, were trapped inside the cabin of the boat. 

Officials said a rescue swimmer was able to recover both of them and they were being transported to emergency medical services on a 47 feet life boat.

The woman was pronounced dead on the life boat. The young child was rushed to EMS where she later passed away.

Officials originally reported the child was a young boy but later confirmed the deceased child was a young girl around 5 to 6 years old.

They said the woman who died was her grandma.

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