Three people aboard the Mary B II were pronounced dead after their vessel capsized off the coast of Newport, Oregon on Tuesday, officials said. (USCG Pacific Northwest)
Three people aboard the “Deadliest Catch” boat Mary B II were pronounced dead after their vessel capsized off the coast of Newport, Oregon on Tuesday, officials said.
The boat was on the Discovery Channel show, “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove,” according to the New York Post. The network told Fox News that the captain and crew onboard the vessel were not featured on the show.
The fatal incident occurred after the fishermen requested the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) assist them in crossing the Yaquina Bay bar shortly before 10 p.m. “due to high seas,” Oregon State Police said in a news release.
At 10:13 p.m., authorities got word that the boat “had capsized with three people onboard,” police said.