Body of missing skipper found at Coos Bay

The body of the captain from the Patty AJ has been found

The U.S Coast Guard searching for the missing skipper of a capsized boat off Coos Bay, March 23 2016. (Courtesy Ty Mallow)
The U.S Coast Guard searching for the missing skipper of a capsized boat off Coos Bay, March 23 2016. (Courtesy Ty Mallow)

CHARLESTON, Ore. (AP) – The body of a missing skipper has been found inside a boat that overturned last week near Charleston, Oregon.

The U.S. Coast Guard tells The Coos Bay World that a salvage crew discovered the body of Jerry Barkley late Wednesday, and a dive team plans a recovery Thursday.

Northwest Marine Services has been working to lift the 62-foot fishing vessel from the water with a crane barge, efforts that began after the boat named the Patty AJ had been moved roughly 300 feet from where it capsized.

The other crew members survived.

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