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Police Investigate Death in NewportSalem-News.com
A charter boat found the man's body about two miles offshore, police say there is no obvious sign of foul play.
(NEWPORT) - Oregon State Police and the Lincoln County Medical Examiner are investigating the death of an unidentified male found in the Pacific Ocean south of the South Jetty in the Newport area.
Oregon State Police were notified Tuesday at approximately 12:15 PM, that the U.S. Coast Guard was bringing a deceased male found in the ocean to their Yaquina Bay Coast Guard Station.
The body was reportedly found by a charter boat floating in the ocean two miles south of the South Jetty about 1/2 mile offshore.
Investigators say the deceased white male adult appears to be in his 40's and had no identification. There is no obvious sign of foul play. No further description is being provided at this time.
Investigating troopers will initially attempt to identify the man through fingerprints.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Oregon State Police Northern Command Center dispatch at (800) 452-7888.
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