Well over 100 people hiked down the path from Highway 101 to Ona Beach to remember and mourn commercial fisherman Eric Eder who lost his life Wednesday after falling overboard from the F/V Seeker just northwest of Unimak Island in the Alaskan Aleutian Chain.
Eder leaves behind a wife and two young children at their home in Redmond north of Bend. Eder was a Waldport native.
Words of comfort were said on behalf of Eric and his surviving family. Then the crowd released a huge launch of balloons to carry their love and good wishes into the heavens for Eric.