Man dies after fishing boat capsizes off Cape Flattery

May 12, 2018

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office says a 58-year-old Sequim man died after a fishing boat capsized off Cape Flattery in the Pacific Ocean.

KOMO-TV reports that three people were in the non-commercial fishing boat Friday afternoon near Tattoosh Island when a wave hit the vessel.

The wave pushed the boat against the rocks, and it flooded.

Crews in other boats nearby rescued two of the fishermen. The sheriff’s office says a third fisherman, identified as Jay Radtke, was found unresponsive in the water.

CPR was performed on Radtke as the Coast Guard took all three to Neah Bay. But he was pronounced dead.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/