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Sailboat Search

Posted on 25th June 2013 at 15:57

Law enforcement agencies on both sides of the Columbia River from Kalama to Astoria are being asked to keep an eye out for debris or bodies that might be connected to a capsized sailboat found floating down the Columbia River yesterday afternoon. Shortly after 2 pm yesterday, a boating merchant at the Port of Astoria pier reported seeing what appeared to be a sinking sailboat; the Coast Guard responded and found debris that appeared to have been from a capsized vessel. No one was found in the vicinity of where the debris was located, and there’s been no report of lost vessels. Around 5:30 yesterday afternoon, the Coast Guard sent an alert to law enforcement, asking them to be on the lookout for materials that might be related to this incident.