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Press Release | Sept. 25, 2023

Coast Guard searches for woman swept by current off beach in Clallam County, Washington

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a missing woman, who was reportedly swept by currents off Rialto Beach Monday in Clallam County, Washington.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report at 10:50 a.m. of a 26-year-old woman, who was swept from the beach. The missing person was described to be wearing a pink sweater and black pants.

Coast Guard Watchstanders directed the launch of two helicopter aircrews and one land search party to search for the missing person. 

Involved with the search are:

  • An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles
  • A land search party from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River
  • Clallam County Sheriff's Office
  • La Push Tribal Police Department
  • The Olympic National Park Search and Rescue Team

Anyone with information pertaining to this search is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center at (206) 217-6001.

If you see someone you think might be in distress in the water contact 911 for assistance.