Body of missing fisherman recovered by Clatsop County dive team

ASTORIA, Ore. — A Clatsop County dive team has recovered the body of the 32-year-old fisherman who fell from a crab fishing vessel approximately 10 miles from the Columbia River entrance Thursday.

The dive team was dispatched with a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., and recovered the deceased fisherman near the fishing vessel Ballad.

Coast Guard Group/Air Astoria, Ore., received a radio call at approximately 1 p.m. from the vessel reporting a man had fallen overboard.

An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Group North Bend, Ore., was in the area and was diverted to conduct a search. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, a motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., and two Good Samaritan boat crews also assisted with the search.

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