Two die after sailboat capsizes near Tillamook, Oregon

An HMS coastguard helicopter lifts off to airlift a person to safety at Old Hartley near Whitley Bay, on the Northumberland coastline. Picture date: Saturday April 3, 2021. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)

A sailboat capsized off the coast of Tillamook, Oregon early Sunday morning, taking the lives of two people.

KPTV reports a sailboat with two people left around 4 a.m. Sunday, en route to California. Some time later, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a vessel tossed around in the surf.

The Sheriff’s Office called the U.S. Coast Guard, who found the body of a woman near a dingy. They then found another body and the sailboat run aground at Nedonna Beach.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims yet.

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