3 rescued after crab boat capsizes off Coos Bay

Oregon Coast

The Pacific Miner had about 300 crab on board when it capsized

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Three fishermen were rescued Tuesday night after their boat capsized off Coos Bay.

The Coast Guard said a crew on a routine training flight found the capsized boat on the jetty tips. Officials said three people were believed to be aboard the 38-foot Pacific Miner when it capsized.

Two Coast Guard boat crews and a crew in the air were searching for the missing fishermen into Tuesday night. Authorities said local firefighters rescued the fishermen from inside the capsized vessel.

The fishermen were cold but uninjured.

Shortly after receiving a report about the capsized vessel from the aircrew, the Coast Guard said it received an electronic position indicating radio beacon transmission registered to the Pacific Miner that was automatically activated when the beacon was submerged in water.

The vessel had an estimated 300 crab on board when it overturned.

Bar conditions were rough Tuesday evening with 8-12-foot breaking waves with low winds. The Coos Bay bar is currently restricted to recreational vessels under 41 feet.

Check out this video of the rescue, courtesy of Basin Tackle Charleston on Facebook.

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