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.