Oregon sheriff: Deputy in surf 45 minutes to rescue teenager was within minutes of dying

  • by: TIM FOUGHT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 3, 2014 - 2:50 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — A deputy sheriff on Southern Oregon's coast who spent 45 minutes battling the surf and keeping a teenager's head above water was described as delirious and losing consciousness when rescuers were finally able to pull the two from 50-degree water.

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