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Men involved in Oregon crabbing boat tragedy identified

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office identified the captain on Thursday as 52-year-old Port Orford resident Glen Burkhow. Burkhow survived the Tuesday night accident in which the commercial fishing boat, F/V Eagle III , sank after hitting a Coos Bay jetty. The sheriff’s office said a man whose body was recovered Wednesday has been identified as 52-year-old Blane Steinmetz of Port Orford. Officials said 37-year-old Daniel Matlock and 31-year-old Joshua Paulus, also of Port Orford, remain missing. A search conducted through Wednesday afternoon was suspended after a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said the search area had been saturated. Read the post here 09:22