Oregon Beachgoers Form Human Chain to Rescue Swimmer


A dramatic scene played out at Oregon’s Fogarty Creek State Park on Saturday after five people had to be rescued from a rocky outcrop by helicopter and one more was saved by beachgoers who formed a human chain.

A group of eight people between 18 and 30 years old were stranded on craggy rocks near Depoe Bay as high tide came in. As rough waves quickly swelled, to jump into the waves and swim back to shore, KATU reports. When a female swimmer began to struggle, a group of beachgoers went to heroic lengths to save her by forming a human chain in dangerously tumultuous surf and pulling her to safety.

The female swimmer regained consciousness when rescuers arrived and was treated at a local hospital.

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