Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman near Clatsop Spit

(Photo released by U.S. Coast Guard)

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing fisherman along the Oregon Coast near Astoria.

According to the Coast Guard, the 53-year-old man from Scappoose was fishing from the shore in the area of the Clatsop Spit.

The 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.

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

#USCG search for 53-year-old man from Scappoose, Ore., has been suspended after a combined 20 searches and 23.6 man hours covering 907 trackline miles. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the missing man.— USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) June 14, 2018

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