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Coast Guard, Local Agencies Search for Two Missing Fishermen Near YachatsSalem-News.com
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the missing men should contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.
(ASTORIA, Ore.) - The Coast Guard is searching for two missing fishermen two miles south of Yachats, Oregon Thursday.
62-year old Bill Bodewig and 23-year old Nick Lutz, both from the local area, were reported missing late Wednesday night to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.
An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, Oregon, searched at first light and discovered a fishing pole and two backpacks in the area the fishermen were last reported.
Lane County Sheriff’s Office personnel conducted a ground search of the area.
Bodewig was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black jacket. Lutz was last seen in camouflage hip waders and a camouflage jacket. The vehicle of the two fishermen was located in the area.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the missing men should contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 997-8472 or Coast Guard Group North Bend at (541) 756-9210.
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