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Police: Woman swept out to sea by large wave on Oregon Coast

Karen Marie Dunlap, 57, was on the ocean shore at the South Jetty of the Rogue River around 6:15 p.m. when disappeared, Oregon State Police said. (Map: Army Corps Engineers Photo: DMV via OSP)

UPDATE: A body recovered at 11:30 a.m. Friday has been positively identified as Karen Dunlap of Gold Beach

GOLD BEACH, Ore. - A large wave swept a woman out to sea Thursday evening, Oregon State Police said.

Karen Marie Dunlap, 57, was on the ocean shore at the South Jetty of the Rogue River around 6:15 p.m. when she disappeared, police said.

"It is believed she was swept out to sea by a large wave," state police said in a report. "The US Coast Guard, Oregon State Police, Gold Beach PD and Curry County Sheriff Office initiated an active search of the area."

The Coast Guard suspended the search at 10 a.m. Friday "due to hazardous search conditions," police said. "Current sea and weather conditions make the ocean shores very hazardous."

A high surf advisory is in effect through 11 p.m. Friday night.

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