Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman near Nehalem Bay, Ore.

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a 65-year-old fisherman who was reported missing in the Nehalem Bay, Ore., area Friday.

The Coast Guard searched for the fisherman approximately five hours before suspending the search pending any new information that would assist in locating the man.

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria received a report from the Tillamook County, Ore., Sheriff’s Office of an overdue fisherman who was last seen fishing in Nehalem Bay Thursday.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria launched to the area and discovered an overturned 12-foot skiff matching the size and description of the overdue vessel approximately two miles from the opening of Nehalem Bay.

Boat and land crews from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay, Ore., and Nehalem, Ore., Manzanita, Ore., and Rockaway Beach, Ore., fire departments and an Oregon State Police plane crew, also assisted in the search

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