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FISHING BOAT SINKS, FOUR CREWMEN MISSING

Four crewmen from the 43-foot fishing vessel “Ash” have been reported missing after the boat capsized and sunk at the entrance to the Rogue River in Oregon. At 3:40pm on December 16th, 2006, the Coast Guard received a report that the vessel had overturned and was sinking. The vessel was apparently trying to cross the river bar at the time of the incident.

The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and a motor life boat and searched the area extensively. The vessel’s life raft, two survival suits, and small pieces of debris have been recovered, but there has been no sign of survivors.

Source: U.S. Coast Guard Press Release