A wave hit two recent immigrants from China as they visited the Oregon Coast, sweeping them out into the ocean and killing them.
Chen Miaochan, 49, and Zhu Wenjun, 41, from Lake Oswego, Oregon, perished on Sunday but their 10-year-old daughter was unharmed, Captain Tim Fox of the Oregon State Police said Monday.
The family had been picnicking near Depoe Bay when they took a trail down to rocks overlooking the ocean. A wave washed over the rocks, engulfing the couple.
A Coast Guard helicopter and boat searched, and they were found and helicoptered from the ocean to a nearby state park. Life