U.S. Coast Guard 13th District

A 7-year-old girl died and a 4-year-old boy is missing after being swept into the ocean Saturday afternoon off Falcon Cove.

The Oregon State Police said a man was holding the two children on the shore about 12:30 p.m. when they were caught by a wave.

The man struggled back to shore, the state police said, and the girl was helped from the water by a police officer.

The man and the girl were taken by ambulance to Providence Seaside Hospital, where the girl was pronounced dead.

The U.S. Coast Guard searched for the boy by helicopter, but were unable to find him. The search was suspended at sunset.

The state police said the name of the man will be released publicly on Sunday.

The Coast Guard urged the public on Saturday to stay away from jetties and rocks along the shore because of the dangerous surf.

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