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Proposal seeks to address deadly sneaker waves

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017


From left, Dick Mason, David Moffitt and Brian Hoeh hold up the poster designed by Ken Gagne at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center. After gathering letters of support from more than 100 people, Gagne designed the sign and created a proposal to restrict dangerous areas, place cameras over Thorís Well, and form a volunteer beach patrol for Yachats. (Courtesy photo)


YACHATS ó With no end to reports of sneaker waves causing deaths and injuries along the Oregon Coast, one small town resident decided to do something about the situation.

Ken Gagne began working on a beach safety proposal for the coast near Yachats, especially Thorís Well, in October.

After gathering letters of support from more than 100 people, Gagne designed a sign and suggested restricting dangerous areas, placing cameras over Thorís Well, and forming a volunteer beach patrol.

For the complete article see the 02-17-2017 issue.

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