'Deadliest Catch' crab boat capsizes, kills three crew members, reports say

The boat capsized during the Coast Guard escort and three crew members ended up in the water

The boat capsized during the Coast Guard escort and three crew members ended up in the water

Initial reports stated the vessel was featured on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove", which chronicles the dangers of catching crabs in the area, but "Extra" has confirmed it was not.

There were reportedly no other crew members aboard the Mary B II, a commercial crab boat that was featured in the 2016 series Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove, which explored the dangers of crabbing boats crossing the Yaquina Bay bar.

The boat's skipper, identified as Stephen Biernacki, 50, left, was found dead at the scene with the vessel.

A Coast Guard recovered the body of one fisherman Tuesday night. He was pronounced dead at Pacific Communities Hospital. Early Wednesday, crews found Joshua Porter, 50, of Toledo, Oregon, dead near Nye Beach.

It reads: "Newport, Oregon is one of the last remaining fishing towns along the edge of the notoriously violent "Graveyard of the Pacific" that stretches from Oregon to British Columbia".

Petty Officer Levi Reed told Komo News: "The Coast Guard was on scene quickly, even as it happened as vessel's crew had asked for escort across the bar, so we were there very quickly". The Yaquina Bay bar is a unsafe bar, as are all of the river bars in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, it was just a tragedy outcome and our hearts and thoughts are with the family and friends of the crew'.

KGW8 reports the fisherman were caught in 14-foot waves as they attempted to cross the Yaquina Bay Bar.

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