The Latest: Search suspended for 2 missing fishermen

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Posted: Jan 20, 2016 8:51 PM
The Latest: Search suspended for 2 missing fishermen

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the search for missing fishermen off the Oregon Coast (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg says the search for two men still missing after a fishing boat struck a jetty has been suspended.

Klingenberg says crews completed a search by helicopter and boat Wednesday afternoon that covered the area around the crash site near the entrance to Coos Bay, Oregon. They recovered the body of a third crew member early Wednesday and found the crabbing vessel's radio beacon.

The ship's captain survived the mishap, reaching the shore Tuesday evening.

Klingenberg says the search could be restarted if authorities receive new information or reports in the case.

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12:30 p.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard says a fishing boat struck a jetty before it sank near the entrance to Coos Bay, Oregon, leaving one crew member dead and two missing.

The agency initially reported that the boat overturned.

The ship's captain survived the mishap, reaching the shore Tuesday evening.

The boat has been identified as the Eagle III, a 40-foot crabbing vessel.

The Coast Guard says the wind was blowing at 31 mph when it received a distress call at about 9 p.m., and seas were 8 to 10 feet.

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7 a.m.

One fisherman is dead and two are missing after a boat capsized more than a mile off the entrance to Coos Bay, Oregon.

The U.S. Coast Guard says one of the four men aboard the commercial fishing vessel made his way to shore late Tuesday. His condition is unknown.

The Coast Guard says it has dispatched helicopter and boat crews, and will saturate the search area to find the missing fishermen.

The agency says the wind was blowing at 31 mph when it received the distress call at about 9 p.m., and seas were 8 to 10 feet.