At 12:45pm on April 30, 2020, Ocean Shores Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of a capsized kayak in the surf near the North Jetty in Ocean Shores.

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The Officers were on scene within five minutes, and found two subject floundering in the surf. The men were wearing floatation devices, but were unable to get to their feet in the rolling surf.

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The Officers waded into the water to reach the men.

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Officer Elia assisted one man to the shore, while Officer Iversen waded deeper into the water to get the other man to his feet and back to the beach.

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The men, a 28-year old from University Place and a 21-year old from Las Vegas, were checked by paramedics and released at the scene.

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Thank you to Photographer, Skip Radcliffe, for such great photos from the beach. Skip spends hours at the Ocean Shores beach capturing the wildlife and mild life of the west coast.