PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland-area firefighter was killed in a kitesurfing accident this week on the Oregon Coast.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue says in a release that Wylie Johnson Jr., who went by Dale, was killed Thursday.

The 49-year-old Johnson was near Lincoln City when he suffered an unspecified accident. He was found by a friend, unresponsive.

Medical staff pronounced him dead after unsuccessful resuscitation efforts at the beach and hospital.

Johnson was a firefighter in Jackson County before joining TVFR in 1995.