UPDATE: Van and Trailer Submerged at Oregon Coast

On Thursday 8/23/2018 members from Affordable Tow and Sons and Beaches 4X4 club worked to remove the van and trailer that had become stuck in the surf on 8/22/2018.

Clatsop Co. Sheriff’s Office

When crews arrived the van was buried approximately 3 feet in the sand. Crews worked for approximately two hours and were able to remove the trailer but were unable to remove the van before the tide came in. Further attempts will be made when the tide is right and proper equipment is available.

The owner of the vehicle is cooperating with law-enforcement and has continued to remain in the area and pick up any debris that washes on shore.

Previous Coverage:


On Wednesday August 22, 2018 at approximately 4:30 a.m., a van and small travel trailer became stuck in the surf near the Del Ray Beach access in Gearhart, Oregon. The owner of the vehicle contacted law-enforcement and several tow companies, however, a tow truck was not able to arrive on scene until the vehicle was halfway submerged in the ocean. An attempt will be made to remove the vehicle at the next safe opportunity.

The owner of the vehicle has remained in the area and has been cleaning up debris as it washes on shore. The United States Coast Guard has been at the location and is continuing to monitor for any oil or fuel leakage.