Body of missing fisherman found on Oregon beach

The sheriff says there is no evidence of foul play.

Posted: Jun. 18, 2018 11:18 AM

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities have recovered the body of 52-year-old man who failed to return from a fishing trip last week.

The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office said Monday that Bret Yates' body was found on Social Security Beach at Fort Stevens State Park. The sheriff says there is no evidence of foul play.

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Yates had been reported missing on Wednesday. The U.S. Coast Guard responded with boats and a helicopter, but had no luck finding Yates and called off their search Thursday.

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