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Sneaker Waves Possible Along Oregon Coast on Saturday

6:12 PM ยท Feb 22, 2020

(NWS) Dangerous sneaker waves are possible Saturday along the Oregon coast from Reedsport to Brookings. Sneaker waves are waves that can surprise beachgoers, running up on beaches significantly farther than other waves or over outcroppings. Beachgoers can be knocked down and dragged into the very cold ocean by these waves resulting in injury or drowning. Logs and other debris can be tossed around and people can become trapped under them. Never turn your back on the ocean! Stay back from the waves and avoid climbing on rocks, jetties or logs. If you see someone swept into the ocean, do not swim in after them. Call 911 and keep an eye on them until help arrives!