Salem woman drowns in rip current in Lincoln City

Oregon Coast

Rescuers said they found the woman facedown in the water near Chinook Winds

Lincoln City, Oregon, June 28, 2021. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Salem woman died Monday after getting caught in a rip current along a beach in Lincoln City, authorities said.

Firefighters said the 48-year-old woman was pulled underwater near Chinook Winds on the north end of the beach when the weather quickly changed and the calm water turned rough around 4:30 p.m.

The woman couldn’t swim and rescuers found her facedown in the water, officials said. She was taken to a hospital where she passed away.

The woman’s name has not yet been released.

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