5:59pm Report of a boat fire near the south spit-Bayshore area of Waldport. Sounds like everybody got off okay. Rescue personnel are enroute. Doesn’t sound like anyone was hurt.
6:15pm It appears that there is no one in boat that they know of. A Coast Guard helicopter is enroute to the scene to determine if anyone was left inside the boat or if anyone has drowned. The boat is drifting out to sea.
6:25pm Rescue personnel are launching a rescue craft and a Coast Guard helicopter has arrived to determine where the boat is – possibly out beyond the entry to Alsea Bay.
6:39pm Boat is still burning. No confirmation yet on how many people were aboard the boat.