Report: Fifth-grader dies after being swept out by tide at Cannon Beach
CANNON BEACH, Ore. - An 11-year-old girl died after she was swept out by the tides at Cannon Beach in Oregon last week.
According to the Cannon Beach Gazette, it happened about 1:30 pm.Thursday afternoon (June 17).
The newspaper has identified her as Lily Markwell, a fifth grade student in Portland.
She was rescued from the ocean with the help of rescue swimmers and a jet ski, but she was pronounced dead after being flown to a local hospital.
Cannon Beach Fire District and Seaside Fire & Rescue told the Gazette that rip tides can sweep you out in a matter of seconds and urged caution as temperatures rise and more people flock to local beaches.
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