Woman crushed, seriously hurt by log rolling in surf near Nehalem Bay

Woman hurt by rolling log - Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue photo

MANZANITA, Ore. – A woman was seriously injured Saturday when she was crushed by a large log being carried by a sneaker wave, Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue said.

Initial reports state the woman was sitting on the driftwood log when it rolled on top of her.

The woman suffered “serious injuries” in the incident; she was airlifted to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Nehalem Bay Fire says this incident serves as a good reminder to “NEVER turn your back on the ocean!”


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