The body that washed up on Gleneden Beach in Lincoln County earlier this month was positively identified as a missing shrimper from Salem. Oregon State Police confirmed positive identification was made as BRIAN ANDREW MARTIN, age 56. MARTIN was reported missing December 30th to Lincoln City Police Department.
The Coast Guard and local search and rescue combed the waters of Siletz Bay for any sign of the man, but nothing turned up. Martin had been grabbing shrimp from near the Schooner Creek Bridge that crosses Highway 101 when a huge incoming King Tide swept him away. His partner said he heard somebody screaming, tried to find the source, but couldn’t.
About a week later, on January 7, at approximately 8:15 am, OSP and Depoe Bay Fire District personnel responded to a report from a citizen of a body found that washed ashore on Gleneden Beach approximately 300 yards of the Wallace Street beach access. The body of the adult male was partially clothed and had no identification.