NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A high school teacher and coach from Bend helped four teenage swimmers who were being carried away by a rip current on a beach near Newport.
The Newport Fire Department says it was called Saturday to Beverly Beach for a water rescue but everyone was out of the water when they arrived.
KTVZ reports (http://bit.ly/1a7aSTt ) Nathan Neil was reluctant to talk about what he did or call it heroic, but the station confirmed he took a bodyboard and plunged into the surf twice. Each time he helped two struggling swimmers who were swept more than 50 yards from shore.
The 35-year-old Neil teaches social studies and coaches football and wrestling at Summit High School.
Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/