Body of missing sailor recovered from the Pacific Ocean

The body was recovered a day after the U.S. Coast Guard suspended their search.

Posted: Oct 2, 2019 6:50 AM
Updated: Oct 2, 2019 7:33 AM

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) -- The body of a Clackamas man has been recovered a day after the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for him near Depoe Bay on the central Oregon coast.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the body of 58-year-old Hoang Minh Tran was recovered from the Pacific Ocean Tuesday morning.

Callers reported to the Coast Guard's Yaquina Bay station that they had found a body in the ocean. Tran was found wearing a life jacket.

According to family member's Facebook posts, Tran was a high school counselor, an experienced outdoorsman and a well-known volunteer in Portland's Vietnamese community.

Tran was last seen boating in his vessel Saturday evening near Depoe Bay.

Searchers used boats, a helicopter and drones to search for Tran and found wood, a life jacket, part of a marine sanitation device and a strobe light with the vessel's name on it.

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