PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A swimmer died off the Oregon coast near Nehalem Bay State Park after being swept out to sea by a rip current.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 38-year-old Volodymyr Kravchenko of Vancouver, Washington, drowned Friday evening.
According to Tillamook Sheriff's Office Lt. Gordon McCraw Kravchenko was camping with family at the park and had been swimming in the surf with two others at the time.
McCraw said all were swept out into the ocean and that two of them made it back.
The incident happened north of Rockaway Beach, where last month, four people were rescued after being pulled out to sea by a rip current.
According to authorities if you are caught in a rip tide or rip current, do not attempt to swim against the tide.
Instead, swim parallel to the shore line until you are able to get out of the current.
- Washington man drowns off Oregon coast in rip current
- Earthquakes strike off Oregon Coast
- Small earthquake hits Oregon's coast
- Earthquake recorded off Oregon coast
- Man drowns at Crater Lake
- Wyoming man drowns in Oregon canoe accident; daughter hurt
- California man drowns in Oregon trying to help daughter
- California man drowns in Oregon river while saving daughter's life
- Crab harvesting closure extended on Oregon coast
- Surfers brave the storm on Oregon coast