Body of missing jet skier found off Oregon coast

Published On: Mar 05 2013 02:08:57 PM PST
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. -

State police say the body of missing jet skier was found floating in the ocean off Depoe Bay.

The 24-year-old man was reported missing by his girlfriend late Monday, and Lincoln County authorities discovered his vehicle and jet ski trailer at Knight Park near the mouth of the Salmon River.

The U.S. Coast Guard launched a boat and helicopter to search the ocean off Lincoln City.  An abandoned jet ski was spotted in the ocean early Tuesday and the continuing search led to the body.

State police Lt. Gregg Hastings says the man's name will be released when next-of-kin notifications are complete.