Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen near Gold Beach, Ore.
NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended a search for two fishermen near Gold Beach early Saturday morning.
Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend recieved a report of a capsized 21-foot fishing boat near the north jetty at Gold Beach from the Curry County Sheriff’s Department at 5:10 p.m. Friday.
An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from North Bend and a 25-foot response boat crew along with two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Station Chetco River were launched to search the water while Curry County personnel searched the shore. Sheriff’s Department personnel also investigated the missing men’s boat after it washed ashore on the north jetty.
Coast Guard personnel searched approximately 122 square miles before the search was suspended at 1:39 a.m. Saturday after finding no sign of the men. Their names were not immediately available.