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TWO FEARED DEAD IN OREGON FISHING VESSEL SINKING

The 32-foot White Swan III has reportedly sunk 35 miles West of Florence off the Southern Oregon Coast. A master and one crewman were believed to be aboard the vessel. The Coast Guard received a May Day message from the White Swan III master asking for emergency help saying the vessel was sinking near the Hecta Banks fishing grounds.  With aid of an EPIRB single Coast Guard helicopters located a debrief field and recovered the body of the unidentified crewman. Although a life raft was located there was no sign of master of the vessel, 68-year-old Mike Morgan, who remains missing.  Search for the missing master of the White Swan III has been hampered by poor visibility.   Cause of the vessel sinking is unknown at this time and pending further investigation.

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