DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) – The body of a Clackamas man has been recovered a day after the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for him near Depoe Bay on the central Oregon coast.
The body of 58-year-old Hoang Minh Tran was recovered from the Pacific Ocean Tuesday morning.
Callers reported to the Coast Guard’s Yaquina Bay station that they had found a body in the ocean. Tran was found wearing a life jacket.
According to family member’s Facebook posts, Tran was a high school counselor, an experienced outdoorsman and a well-known volunteer in Portland’s Vietnamese community.
Tran was last seen boating in his vessel Saturday evening near Depoe Bay.
Searchers used boats, a helicopter and drones to search for Tran and found wood, a life jacket, part of a marine sanitation device and a strobe light with the vessel’s name on it.
The Principal of Franklin High School, where Tran worked as a counselor, sent out a letter to parents Tuesday afternoon: