Marine Deputy Receives Life Saving Award

NORTH BEND, Ore. – Coos County Sheriff’s Marine Deputy being recognized for life saving efforts this past summer.

This is Marine Deputy Robert Baker.

While on a routine patrol of Ten Mile Lake back in July, Baker came upon a capsized sailboat with a man clinging to the side.

He was able to pull the man, who was not wearing a life vest, safely out of that cold water.

According to the sheriff’s office without the swift actions of Deputy Baker, the man very well could have drowned.

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