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06/15/03 - Garibaldi, Oregon

Two Still Missing after Nine Die when Boat Capsizes

The search continues for two people who were on a charter fishing boat that capsized off the Oregon coast.

Nine of the 19 people aboard died yesterday after a huge wave flipped the boat over in Tillamook Bay.

Two Coast Guard rescue boats and a helicopter started searching at dawn today for the two men still missing. But officials don't think the pair will be found alive in the frigid surf.

Some of the survivors reached shore after swimming hundreds of yards along a rocky jetty at the mouth of the bay, which is known for its rough currents.

The Coast Guard says nearly all the survivors were wearing life jackets or found a life jacket in the water and put it on after the boat capsized.

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