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Tulsa Teen Drowns In Pacific Ocean During Family Reunion

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Photo of the area where the drowning happened, provided by the city of Seaside, Oregon Photo of the area where the drowning happened, provided by the city of Seaside, Oregon
SEASIDE, Oregon -

The city of Seaside, Oregon says a Tulsa teen drowned in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday.

According to a news release from the city, lifeguards saw 13-year-old Conner Moore of Tulsa and his 14-year-old cousin, Carter Moore of Kingston, struggling in the water on Thursday afternoon.

Seaside Fire & Rescue along with the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene. They pulled Carter Moore from the water a short time later.

A Coast Guard aircraft spotted Conner Moore from the air. A Coast Guard swimmer entered the water and with help from Seaside Lifeguards to brought him to shore. Both victims were transported to a hospital where Conner Moore was pronounced dead.

Carter Moore was life-flighted to a Portland hospital on Thursday evening and released late Friday morning.

The two cousins were traveling with many other family members from out-of-state and in Seaside for the Moore Family Reunion.

The city says it's put up signs warning about the dangers of rip currents in the area.

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