Two Fishermen Die Off Depoe Bay

Friday afternoon, a boater off Depoe Bay found an overturned boat and notified the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard ends search after two boaters were found deceased after their white boat capsized off of Depoe Bay, Friday. 

Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews from Station Depoe Bay and Station Yaquina Bay along with a helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River and the crew of the 87-foot patrol boat Coast Guard Cutter Adelie responded to the search area.

The Station Depoe Bay crew recovered one unresponsive individual and the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River found a second unresponsive individual who was also recovered by the MLB crew.

Information from family members confirmed that only the two men were aboard the vessel. It was reported that the two men had gone to the coast for the day to go fishing.

The boat's owner was a 81-year-old male from McMinville. The second man who died was 75-years-old.

This names have not been released.

What caused the boat to capsize isn't known.


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