Body found on Yachats beach

YACHATS — The body of 43-year-old Newport resident Michael Clift washed up on the beach in Yachats around 10 a.m. Thursday before the Yachats Rural Fire District went to retrieve the body.

The Oregon State Police and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are involved in the investigation, and a cause of death has not been determined. According to Yachats Rural Fire District Chief Frankie Petrick, the body washed up on the beach alone with no other objects located near the site.

Also involved in the response to the beach between West 3rd and West 4th Street were Central Coast Fire, the Seal Rock Fire Department, the Lincoln County District Attorney and Medical Examiner.