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Body of missing boater recovered from ocean

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 Oregonian/OregonLive reports 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 26-foot vessel, Kiwanda, 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.

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