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Monday, December 1, 2008
Two Missing After Crab Boat Overturns
Crabbing season began on Monday in Oregon with the news that a 42-foot crab boat capsized last Friday in Tillamook Bay near the north jetty. The Coast Guard reported that the captain of the boat was able to swim to shore. However, two others with him have been missing since the accident and are assumed drowned. The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the two men, though an oil sheen was spotted near the area where the boat broke up.
The Coast Guard initially reported that the captain of the boat survived because he was wearing a life jacket. However, they now say that none of the three were wearing life jackets. Apparently the captain just got lucky.
Since early 2007, at least 15 people have lost their lives at the bar in Tillamook Bay.
Labels: boating accidents
posted by Neil at 8:00 AM
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