Coast Guard suspends search for missing Oregon man

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Sector North Bend

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

BROOKINGS, Ore. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 59-year-old-man after more than 22 hours of combined searches in the vicinity of Brookings.

Missing is Dan VanCleave.

Coast Guard Sector North Bend coordinated 14 combined searches, which were conducted by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Chetco River and a beach-combing search conducted by members of Station Chetco River. All searches resulted in negative results.


“Suspending a search is never an easy decision to make,” said Capt. Benjamin Berg, chief of response for the 13th Coast Guard District. “We strive to save every single life, but tonight our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr. VanCleave.”


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