DEPOE BAY, Ore. – U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a man who was swept out to sea in Depoe Bay on Thursday morning.
Crews are searching for the 44-year-old man on the ground and from a helicopter. Oregon State Police say the man is from Mexico and has no known family in the area. They are working with the Mexican consulate to notify the man's family before releasing his name.
The man disappeared around 11:20 a.m. The Depoe Bay Fire District said he was swept off some rocks in downtown Depoe Bay. Witnesses told police the man stepped over the sea wall to look at the ocean and was swept off the rocks.
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Clatsop, Tillamook and Lincoln counties. The National Weather Service expects breaking waves of 35-45 feet.
In Lincoln City, Ore., a woman was knocked down and injured by a sneaker wave.
Photos: Huge waves at Cape Kiwanda
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