An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Press Release | Sept. 26, 2023

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

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing woman in Clallam County after a body matching the woman’s description was located on Rialto Beach, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report Monday at 10:50 a.m. of a 26-year-old woman, who was swept from Rialto Beach.

At approximately 5 p.m., Olympic National Park Rangers reported they had located the body of a deceased person matching the description of the missing woman.

Coast Guard helicopter aircrews searched approximately 51 square miles for over 5 hours.

Involved with the search were:

  • 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
  • Olympic National Park Search and Rescue Team