Sheriff releases names of people aboard crab boat that hit jetty

Search and rescue volunteers located debris from the Eagle III during the search. Two of the crew remain missing. Photo courtesy Coos County Sheriff's Office.

COOS BAY, Ore. - Deputies continue to search for two missing fishermen as part of their patrol duties, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

Joshua W. Paulus, 31, and Daniel N. Matlock, 37, of Port Orford remain unaccounted for after their vessel the Eagle III ran aground on the North Jetty and broke apart Tuesday night.

The ship's captain, Glen A. Burkhow, 52, of Port Orford made it onto the jetty and walked out for help.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter located a fourth member of the crew, 52-year-old Blane L. Steinmetz of Port Orford, dead on the rocks of the jetty.

The sheriff's office and Coast Guard received reports that the Eagle III had run aground around 8:13 p.m. Tuesday.

The vessel broke apart, leaving a debris field from the mouth of the jetty north up the spit.

The Coast Guard suspended its search on Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff's deputies and search and rescue volunteers continued to search until Thursday morning. Deputies will continue the search while on patrol, the sheriff's office said.

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