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Boater pulled from water near Florence dies

August 7, 2018

FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says crews pulled an unresponsive person from the Pacific Ocean after a boat capsized near the Siuslaw River.

The Coast Guard says a helicopter crew was flying from North Bend to Newport whey they saw an overturned boat outside the river’s north jetty near Florence.

Crews searched the area for additional people who may have been aboard the vessel, but later confirmed only one person was aboard.

The Coast Guard says the person died.

No additional information was immediately available.

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