Depoe Bay man dies chasing kite

Depoe Bay man dies chasing kite
File photo of Depoe Bay on the Oregon coast.

DEPOE BAY, Ore. – A man from the Depoe Bay area died Friday night after chasing his kite onto a rocky outcropping and falling into the ocean.

Oregon State Police said Saturday that Dennis Keith Brockus, 45, had been flying kites with his roommate when his kite got away from him. Brockus tried to retrieve it but fell into the ocean.

The roommate reported Brockus missing about an hour after he had gone to recover a kite from the rocky area. Authorities then launched a search.

Brockus' body was found about 50 to 100 yards from shore. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter retrieved him from the ocean.