Couple That Just Moved to US Swept to Sea by Wave

Miaochan Chen and Wenjun Zhu's daughter is unharmed
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2018 8:36 AM CDT
The incident happened near Depoe Bay, which is shown in this stock photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A 10-year-old girl who moved to Oregon from China with her parents in July now finds herself an orphan following a freak accident along the coast. ABC News reports that Miaochan Chen, 49, and Wenjun Zhu, 41, had a picnic with their daughter on Sunday then walked to some rocks that overlook the ocean. A wave hit the rocks and grabbed the parents, pulling them out to sea near Depoe Bay, reports the Oregonian; both died. The girl, a sixth-grader at Lake Oswego Junior High, was untouched. She is currently in foster care as family back home is notified of the deaths.

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