Men involved in Oregon crabbing boat collision identified

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Posted: Jan 21, 2016 8:07 PM

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — The four men involved in the crash of a 40-foot crabbing boat on the Oregon coast have been identified.

The Coos County Sheriff's Office identified the captain on Thursday as 52-year-old Port Orford resident Glen Burkhow.

Burkhow survived the Tuesday night collision in which the commercial fishing boat, Eagle III, sank after hitting a jetty.

The Sheriff's Office says a man whose body was recovered Wednesday has been identified as 52-year-old Blane Steinmetz of Port Orford.

Officials say 37-year-old Daniel Matlock and 31-year-old Joshua Paulus, also of Port Orford, remain missing. A search conducted through Wednesday afternoon was suspended after a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said the search area had been saturated.

Sheriff's Office personnel are continuing to travel their patrol area in search of the missing crew members.