Crab fisherman's body recovered near Astoria, Ore.

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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 10:44 PM

The Coast Guard says a dive team has recovered the body of a 32-year-old crab fisherman who fell from a boat about 10 miles off the mouth of the Columbia River near the Oregon-Washington border.

He wasn't immediately identified.

The Coast Guard says the man was wearing rain gear and a jacket when he fell off the crab boat Ballad on Thursday afternoon.

Two helicopters and three boats helped search for the man. A Clatsop County, Ore., dive team found his body in waters near Astoria.

On Tuesday, the Coast Guard rescued three people from a sinking crab boat near the entrance to Coos Bay, Ore. No injuries were reported, but the vessel Manatee eventually sank at the Coos Bay river bar entrance.