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Nov-28-2008 16:35printcomments

Two Men Remain Missing After Boat Capsizes at Tillamook Bay

The Coast Guard spent the day searching Tillamook Bay for the missing men.

Oregon Coast Guard
A Coast Guard 47-foot motor life boat battles the waves during a surf drill. This is the type of vessel launched for the Tillamook Bay capsizing.
Coast Guard photo by Jeff Pollinger

(TILLAMOOK, Ore.) - The Coast Guard says they responded to a capsized fishing vessel near the north jetty at Tillamook, Oregon this morning.

A Coast Guard 47-foot smallboat crew from Station Tillamook Bay, reported the capsizing of the 40-foot fishing vessel Network and immediately responded to the area.

The Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay confirmed there were three people on board the vessel. One of the three men managed to swim to shore and was picked up by Coast Guard and fire crews from Rockaway Beach and Garibaldi, Oregon.

That man was taken to the hospital in Tillamook. The other two men are still in the water.

A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Astoria, Oregon, and a second 47-foot smallboat crew from Tillamook Bay are searching the area for the missing men. Here is a link to the second report from Salem-News.com about the capsizing of the Network: Search for Missing Fishing Boat Crew Suspended




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