Vancouver woman who died on Oregon Coast identified

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter



The Vancouver woman who drowned last week on the Oregon Coast was identified Tuesday as Kathryn Agnes Gent, 54.

Gent was swimming with her daughter, 23, at a Lincoln City-area beach on June 28 when both women were pulled out by a rip current, according to Oregon State Police.

The daughter swam to shore, but Gent was found several minutes later face down in the water, police said.

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, Pacific West Ambulance, U.S. Coast Guard, and state police responded. Gent was pronounced dead at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City.

If you’re caught in a rip current, don’t panic and swim parallel to the beach until you are out of the current, then head for the beach, police advise.

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