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A family was picnicking near the ocean on Sunday afternoon when a wave rushed out and fatally swept away a 10-year-old girl’s parents.

Oregon State Police said that 41-year-old Wenjun Zhu and 49-year-old Miaochan Chen were sitting off of Depoe Bay with their daughter when they decided to walk toward some rocks near the ocean, OreginLive reported. Once down on the rocks, a wave took the couple by surprise and pulled them out into the sea, OregonLive reported. The wave did not hit the girl.

Their daughter is now in foster care as the Department of Human Services works to find her a home.

Source: Lake Oswego couple dies after being swept out to sea on Oregon coast | OregonLive.com

 

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