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Washington Clam Digging Deaths: 2 Women Die in Rough Surf

Washington Clam Digging Deaths: 2 Women Die in Rough Surf
Digging for clams at low tide off the Washington coast. (Timrobertsaerial/Dreamstime.com)

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:43 AM

Two Washington clam digging deaths were reported after two women were caught in rough surf in separate incidents on ocean beaches in southwest part of the state.

Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson said on Facebook that the women were reported missing Friday around 9 p.m., roughly four minutes apart.

The first 911 call reported that a 70-year-old woman was lost in the surf north of Ocean Park on the Long Beach Peninsula. Her body was found Saturday evening near Westport.

In the second case, a 61-year-old woman from Toledo was reported missing in the surf north of the mouth of Willapa Bay. She had been digging for clams with her husband when the two became separated. Her body was found in Pacific County around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

The sheriff reminded people to be aware of powerful waves that can appear at any time.

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Two women have died in separate incidents after they were caught in rough surf while digging for clams on ocean beaches in southwest Washington.
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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:43 AM
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