Swimmers rescued after rip current pulls them out to sea at Rockaway Beach

  • Source: KGW-TV NBC 8 Portland
  • Published: 07/10/2019 12:00 AM

Firefighters rescued four people from the ocean at Rockaway Beach on Monday evening. Two young boys were pulled about 100 yards out to sea by a rip current. Then two of their family members jumped in to try to save them. “They thought, we're gonna die, we're gonna die,” explained Bridgette Gustin who swam out the boys, one of whom is her nephew. Twelve-year-olds Kamren and Dallin were about waist deep in the water at Rockaway Beach when they were swept out. Two family members then ran in to try to save them. One of their uncles jumped into a raft to try to get to them, but it capsized, dumping him and several life jackets into the water. Gustin then swam out, grabbing those life jackets she found floating in the ocean. “By the time I swam out to them, they were really exhausted,” Gustin explained.


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