Fishing boat capsizes in Oregon, 3 killed

Photo Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest

NEWPORT, Ore. - A commercial fishing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing three men aboard.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the vessel, the Mary B. II, overturned about 10 p.m. Tuesday as it crossed Yaquina Bay Bar in Newport, Oregon. 

Authorities say crews faced 12- to 14-foot waves during the initial response as they tried to rescue the fishermen.

KATU reports that the Coast Guard pulled one fisherman from the sea Tuesday, and the man later died. Authorities say a second body washed ashore after midnight and the third body was found on the hull of the boat. 

Identities have not been released.

Newport is about 130 miles southwest of Portland.

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