Rockslide Temporarily Traps People On Coast
December 7, 2020 3:29PM PST
OCEANSIDE, Ore. (AP) – A rockslide that partially blocked an Oceanside shore-access tunnel forced stranded beachgoers to scramble up a large hillside and rescuers to help others through the remaining opening as the tide came in Saturday.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Netarts-Oceanside Fire District chief Tim Carpenter said Monday that about 14 people were trapped on the beach after the slide blocked one entrance to a pedestrian tunnel that cuts through Maxwell Mountain and leads to Ocean Beach and Tunnel beach.
The tunnel remains closed.
According to Carpenter, a geologist will likely need to assess the slide before the tunnel can be reopened.