13 stranded when boats get stuck in the mud on Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast

More than a dozen people were stranded after two boats got stuck on mud on the Oregon coast on May 29, 2021. (Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office)

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — More than a dozen people were stranded after two boats got stuck on mud on the Oregon coast.

The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office and Tillamook Fire Department responded to a report of boats stranded in Tillamook Bay at about 10 p.m. Saturday. Thirteen were involved and some were attempting to swim back to shore.

The sheriff’s office says crews reached the boats and got the four “younger and coldest victims” onboard. They were taken to medical personnel at Memaloose Boat Ramp. Four other people were rescued by a second boat.

The remaining five swam across before first responders arrived.

This story was written by The Associated Press.

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