On 02/23/23 at approximately 6:55 PM, Oregon State Police Trooper Wertz received a report of a deceased individual on the rocky beach around Cape Perpetua. On-scene responders determined conditions were too dangerous to attempt recovery and postponed until the next morning. On 02/24/23, Oregon State Police positively identified the deceased as 72-year old Dennis G. Strader of Bandon, who was the subject of a Coos County welfare check from the previous day. Lincoln County Search and Rescue personnel recovered and Bateman Funeral Home subsequently transported the deceased to their facility in Newport.
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