CANNON BEACH - Lifeguards in Cannon Beach rescued four people from the ocean at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday.

Fire Marshal Mike Graham said a 45-year-old male, 37-year-old female, a 13-year-old female and 13-year-old male were rescued near the Ecola Street Ramp after their boogie boards were pulled out to sea. All four were wearing wetsuits, and the lifeguards were able to assist them with no injuries, Graham said. One male was identified as Paul Way, from Seattle.

Graham said the current warm conditions of the ocean contribute to the large number of surf rescues by encouraging people to swim. "The currents are still treacherous," he reminded the public.

Seaside lifeguards rescued one female caught in a rip tide at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Prom, Fire Marshal Chris Dugan said. She was taken to Providence Seaside Hospital and treated for hypothermia.

Dugan said he was surprised so many rescues have been required this year, since warm weather has been infrequent.


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