Tulsa Teen Drowns In Pacific Ocean During Family Reunion

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 5:48 pm
By: News On 6

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.