PORTLAND, Ore. - Police identified a 17-year-old Marysville, Washington girl who fell from a cliff at Cape Kiwanda.
The accident happened Monday afternoon. Coast Guard officials said they got a call that Megan Owens fell into the ocean. The report came from a 16-year-old girl who said she and Owens had been hiking.
Owens fell from rocks in an area known at the Punch Bowl.
The Coast Guard sent helicopter crews, boat crews and rescue swimmers to search for the teenager.
As seas got rougher, two local fire and rescue workers who were searching on their own watercraft fell into the water. One of the helicopter crews hoisted them out. One searcher was taken to Lincoln City for treatment and the other was returned to the beach.
Oregon State Police released video of the Coast Guard rescue.
Note: Police said the time stamp on the video was incorrect.
The weather at the time of the initial call was reported to be 8-to-10 foot swells with wind speeds of 5 to 10 mph.
Searchers looked for the girl into the evening on Monday and then again on Tuesday morning, to no avail.
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