NEWPORT, Ore. — A fishing boat capsized late Tuesday night in a treacherous area off the Oregon coast, killing the three fishermen on board.
The fishermen, identified as James Lacey, 48; Joshua Porter, 50; and the boat's captain, Stephen Biernacki, 50, had been crabbing for three days when they requested an escort as they tried to make it back in, according to Oregon Live.
Coast Guard crews faced 12-to 14-foot waves as they tried to rescue the crew after the boat capsized, The Associated Press reported.
They managed to pull one of the men in, but not soon enough to save him. A second fisherman's body was later found on shore. Biernacki's body was found in the hull of the boat after it washed up on a jetty.
An investigation is underway.
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