On May 2, 2019 at approximately 10:15 AM, emergency personal responded to the beach between W. 3rd and W. 4th Streets in Yachats for a report of a deceased male on the beach.

Oregon State Police responded and the preliminary investigation revealed a male, by the name, Michael Clift, age 43, from Newport, Oregon deceased at the scene. The nature of his death is still under investigation.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Yachats Rural Fire Protection, Central Coast Fire, Seal Rock Fire Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, and Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office and Medical Examiner.