Coast Guard rescues pilot after plane crash on Columbia River sandbar

U.S. Coast Guard helicopter (file image)

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing fisherman near the Clatsop Spit.

The 53-year-old man last texted his wife at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Coast Guard. He was reported missing at 9:19 a.m. Wednesday.

The man’s name has not been released by the Coast Guard. His truck was found near the south jetty of the Columbia River.

Coast Guard officials said the man was last known to be fishing from shore in the area of the Clatsop Spit. He also went into the water wearing waders.

Crews from Station Cape Disappointment and Sector Columbia River and being joined by state and local agencies in the search operation.

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