11am – Off Newport
The Oregon State Police Newport Area Command conducted a death investigation Thursday afternoon. The death of a halibut fisherman occurred on the Pacific Ocean west of Newport. The deceased was identified as Richard ENDERLE, age 64, of Tigard.
At around 10am, a medical issue arose while ENDERLE was halibut fishing 24 miles off Newport ENDERLE became unresponsive and CPR was conducted by the other occupants of the boat. The US Coast Guard responded and continued CPR until further medical staff arrived. The boat and occupants were motored in to the Yaquina Bay Coast Guard Station where ENDERLE was pronounced deceased.
Next of kin notification was conducted by Washington County Sheriff’s Office.