11 Year Old “Very Lucky” in Pacific Beach

PACIFIC BEACH, Wash. – An 11 year old child was pinned under water briefly yesterday while playing in the Pacific Beach surf, Fire Chief John Collum said the boy was playing around the 20′ long log yesterday afternoon when it rolled. The Hoquiam Fire Department said the boy was very lucky, a bystander saw the incident and rolled the log back. Hoquiam responders met the District 8 crew half way to transport the unidentified child to Community Hospital where he was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, his condition has not been released. Collum said they are seeing more debris on the beach, and warned visitors not to play on logs that can still be affected by waves.