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Drowning Death Investigation - Cape Lookout State Park
07/04/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of the Tillamook County Medical Examiner, are completing the investigation into the drowning death Monday morning of a 9-year old southeast Portland girl in the ocean surf at Cape Lookout State Park.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Greg Plummer, on July 4, 2011 at approximately 10:30 a.m., ANGELICA FISHER, age 9, was part of a large family gathering at Cape Lookout State Park. She was playing in the surf on a flotation toy, described as a large inflatable whale, about 30 feet from shore with three other juvenile-age children when a wave swept it out from underneath them. As the children were returning to shore a second wave hit them, taking FISHER under water.
 
Several minutes later, nearby family members found the girl and pulled her from the surf. She was unconscious and not breathing. Two State Parks rangers arrived and started CPR before law enforcement officers and emergency medical services (EMS) got to the scene. They were relieved by EMS and she was transported by Tillamook Ambulance to Tillamook County General Hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 12:15 p.m.
 
The other children made it back to shore. Their ages are not available.
 
Netarts Fire & Rescue, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Parks and Recreation personnel assisted OSP during the incident.