Today we hear a sobering message from local Oregon Coast first responders who respond to incidents where beachgoers are swept away by sneaker waves on beaches and jetties: sometimes conditions are so bad they can’t save you.

With King Tides still an issue locally, and sneaker waves a threat year round, we hear today from the professionals who do their best for us during tragic emergencies on the water.

For more information about the interviews you heard on today’s show, see the Tillamook County Pioneer online ( The featured video on their website is called: Safe Storm Watching. Watch it here.