On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at approximately 12:38 P.M., Emergency Services responded to the Falcon Cove area, near the county line of Clatsop County and Tillamook County, for three people that had been swept into the ocean. Preliminary investigation revealed a adult male identified as 47-year old Jeremy Stiles from Portland was holding two children, a 7 year old female and a 4 year old male, on the shore and they were all swept into the ocean by a wave.
A police officer arrived to find an adult male struggling to get out of the ocean and a juvenile female further out in the ocean. The officer went into the ocean and was able to get the juvenile female and bring her to shore. She was transported by Medix Ambulance to Providence Seaside Hospital (PSH). The adult male was also taken by ambulance to PSH.
The 4 year old male has not yet been located. The United States Coast Guard sent helicopters to aid in the search but the search had to be suspended at sunset.
The juvenile female was pronounced deceased at PSH. The boy has not been located at this time.