Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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An 87-year old Seaside man died Saturday night following an afternoon single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 101 north of Gearhart. Preliminary investigation indicates the victim may have had a medical emergency prior to driving off the highway and crashing his vehicle.

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Five people were seriously injured Sunday morning in a two-vehicle head-on traffic crash on Highway 26 about eight miles east of Highway 101 in Clatsop County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

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A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Cannon Beach Fire Rescue crew rescued two women from a cliff near Cannon Beach on Sunday.

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Warm weather and dry conditions have prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) to tighten fire restrictions in Northwest Oregon starting July 19. The "regulated-use closure" rules will place limits on a variety of activities that could ignite a wildfire

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Investigators in the Warrenton fire at Pacific Coast Seafoods plant believe that fire was caused by the use of a torch on the roof. The torch was being used to seal newly installed vents on the roof. The Warrenton Fire Department released those findings about the June 4th fire.

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Rescue crews responded to Ecola State Park Wednesday around 5:00pm.  A female was stranded on a hillside near Ecola State park after chasing her runaway dog.  The dog had fallen approximately 70-feet down a hillside but was uninjured.  While trying to get the dog the tide was coming in trapping the individual.  The Clatsop County High Angle Rescue Team along with the Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue and Cannon Beach Police Department coordinated in the extrication of the trapped female.  She was uninjured.  The rescue lasted nearly 4 hours.

Crewmembers aboard two 47-foot Motor Life Boats from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, in Westport, Wash., and the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot Seagoing Buoytender homeported in Astoria, Ore., assisted the disabled fishing vessel Lady Law, a 75-foot commercial fishing vessel, in the Pacific Ocean near Copalis Beach, Wash.,Wednesday.

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Medical First Aid is a basic skill set one might learn as child in scouting, or be required to learn in fields like childcare where that simple training often helps save lives or avert further injury.  Now there's a opportunity for the layman to learn how to recognize when someone might be suffering from the onset of a mental health crisis and to effectively render aid.

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