Three fishermen have died after their crab boat capsized in the the treacherous Oregon waters featured on the TV show Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove.
The US Coast Guard say the vessel was crossing the dangerous Yaquina Bay bar in 14 foot waves on Tuesday night when the tragedy unfolded.
Two of the three crew members were recovered from the Mary B II unresponsive and died at hospital, according to reports. A third died trapped in the boat.
The 42-foot boat vessel – thought to have been featured on the Discovery show – was spotted capsized at the entrance point of the two jetties.
James Lacey, 48, of South Toms River, New Jersey was found in the water and Joshua Porter, 50, of Toledo, Oregon was found on a beach north of the north jetty.
Oregon State Police say skipper Stephen Biernacki, 50, of Barnegat Township, New Jersey was pronounced dead at the scene.
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