Divers try to recover boat at Bellingham marina



BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Divers are in the water again Thursday at a Bellingham marina working with a barge and crane to remove debris and reach a sunken boat where two people are presumed dead from Friday’s boathouse fire.

Police spokesman Mark Young says on Wednesday the Global Diving and Salvage workers successfully removed the collapsed roof of the boathouse. Divers will attach rigging to pull the boat off the bottom and put it on the barge.

The 42-foot boat was home to Jim Langei (LAN’-jee) and Sterling Taylor.

Theirs was one of as many as 10 boats that burned in the fire at Squalicum Harbor.