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An update on the capsized boat off Newport last week

Update on capsized boat turned over by big waves near Nye Beach

On Friday, December 17th emergency personnel from the Coast Guard and Newport Fire, Newport Police and Pacific West Ambulance responded to a report of a capsized boat near Nye Beach.

Witnesses say a 22-foot C-Dory was returning to port when it capsized after being struck by a big breaking wave near the north reefs. 

The U.S. Coast Guard was able to recover three subjects from the water. They have been identified as Milton Bridges (60), Laura Bridges (59) and Cory Thompson (55) all of Mill City, OR. All three were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. Thompson was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

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