SEAL ROCK, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 25-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he was assaulted during an apparent attempted robbery at a campsite.
The incident occurred in a remote area of Seal Rock, which is about 10 miles south of Newport along the Oregon coast. The victim told officers that he was at the campsite around noon Wednesday near U.S. Forest Service Road #5100, which is also known as North Elkhorn Road, when he encountered two men.
Deputies said the man told them that when he got out of this vehicle one of the suspects demanded his keys, wallet and cellphone. When the victim refused, one of the suspects immediately punched him several times, deputies said.
A struggle ensued, but the victim was able to break free and run away. The suspects caught up with the victim and another struggle ensued. Deputies said the victim eventually escaped into the trees and made his way down to the road when he was able to flag down a passing motorist who provided him a ride to get help.
Deputies responded to the area and located the victim’s vehicle with “significant damage,” but saw no sign of the suspects. The victim described the men as white or Native American, one approximately 25 years of age and the second approximately 35 years of age with black hair. They were believed to be operating a large white four door sedan described as a “boat style” car.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 541-265-4231.