A Keizer man was killed in an explosion in Seal Rock over the weekend.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on S-Low Road in Seal Rock at about 7:59 p.m. Saturday, July 17, reporting multiple injuries from an explosion.
It appeared the victims were loading a black powder cannon owned by the property owner when it exploded. Fragments of metal were sent flying, striking four people and killing Eric Jason Rose, 38, of Keizer.
He was found unconscious at the scene, and members from the Seal rock and Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue departments were not able to revive him. Three others suffered injuries, and one was taken to a Newport hospital.
The Lincoln County District Attorney and medical examiner’s offices were notified of the incident.