NEAR WILLAPA BAY, Wash. - The U.S. Coast Guard has discovered the wreckage of the fishing boat, Lady Cecilia, which sank in March. Four men died in the sinking.
Using a remote control submarine on Sunday, Coast Guard investigators found the ship in 460 feet of water off of Point Ledbetter near Willapa Bay, Washington.
Luke Jensen, Chris Ingel, Jay Bjaranson and Dave Nichols all perished.
Investigators said they will review the video shot Sunday and present its findings at a public hearing later in Astoria.
So far, the reason the ship sank is still undetermined, but it appears the boat sank so fast there was not even time to get off a flare or distress call.
A signal from an automated distress beacon was received by the Coast Guard station at Warrenton, Ore., at 3:37 a.m. and a Coast Guard helicopter found a slick and an empty self-inflating life raft less than two hours later.
The Coast Guard found no survivors in concluding a search of 640 square miles.
"My brother was very fleet of foot," Adam Bjaranson, a TV host for the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team, told The Associated Press at the time of the sinking. "If he couldn't get in his survival suit in 13 seconds that leads me to believe something happened very fast."
Adam Bjaranson said his brother Jay had been practicing donning the survival suit and had gotten the procedure down to 13 seconds.