WARRENTON - Oregon State Police have identified a man who died in the emergency room at Columbia Memorial Hospital at 2:16 p.m. Thursday, about an hour after being pulled from the surf on the ocean beach at Rilea Armed Forces Training Center in Warrenton.
Robert Lynn Adamson, 58, of Forest Grove, had no identification with him when he apparently suffered a heart attack at the beach. He was treated at the scene and given CPR by members of the Warrenton Fire Department and Medix Ambulance personnel, who transported him to CMH.
OSP Senior Trooper Tom Dyer responded to the hospital to help identify the victim, but information was sketchy. About all he had to work with was a set of pickup truck keys the man had in his pocket.
Dyer and three other troopers from the Astoria OSP office immediately began searching for the pickup. However, because of favorable razor clamming tides, the area was crowded with 100 vehicles. Eventually the troopers located the truck that matched the keys, a 1985 blue Chevrolet Silverado, and were able to determine that the victim was Adamson, the truck's registered owner.
A trooper from the Banks OSP office notified Adamson's family.