1:11pm Report of a person overboard clinging to a small boat just northeast of The Salty Dawg Bar & Grill on NE Port Street in Waldport. Central Coast Fire-Rescue is rolling to the scene.
1:17pm From the beach firefighters have spotted the boat. It appears to be anchored in position due north of the Alsea Bay boatdocks. No sign of a anybody aboard the boat.
1:32pm Coast Guard helicopter inspecting the area confirms that there is no one in the boat. A Coast Guard craft is going out onto the bay to check for any sign of life in the area or any sign of a body. A caller to 9-1-1 said they saw someone wearing a blue jump suit trying to climb into the craft. Again, no sign of anyone on or near the craft. The Coast Guard says it’s a commercial fishing vessel anchored just offshore of the boatdocks.