1 dead after boat capsizes off Coos Bay
CHARLESTON, Ore. - One of the people aboard a fishing boat that capsized after losing power trying to cross the Coos Bay bar has died, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.
The other two people aboard the boat were treated and released from the hospital.
Raymundo Cardoso, 46, of Winchester Bay died from his injuries around 8 p.m. Tuesday night, the sheriff's office said.
Cardoso was one of three people aboard the Sara Jo when it suffered a drive shaft failure just before 4 p.m. while trying to cross the Coos Bay bar.
While the Coast Guard responded with two motor lifeboats and two helicopters, the Sarah Jo capsized and sent all three people aboard the boat into the water, the Coast Guard said.
Cardoso was found in the water wearing a survival suit. The Coast Guard pulled him aboard a lifeboat but transferred him to the helicopter to rush him to the hospital.
Two other crew members - David Shellong, 42, of North Bend and David Williams, 43, of Cottonwood, California - were taken to shore by boat and transferred to ground ambulances en route to the hospital.