1 of 2 dogs thought lost in Ore. shipwreck survives
Thursday, July 26, 2012
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — One of two dogs thought lost in the wreck of a fishing boat on the central Oregon coast has been found alive.
Two men and their dogs were aboard the 48-foot vessel Two Mikes when it crashed into the north jetty at the mouth of Yaquina Bay late Sunday night. Shane LaGue and the captain, Todd Holt, survived with minor injuries. They thought the two dogs drowned. A yellow Lab named "Bob" did not survive and was recovered from the boat by the Coast Guard.
But on Wednesday another fisherman found LaGue's 6-month-old pit bull "Camo" running on the north jetty and brought him to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter in Newport. Shelter Manager Laura Ireland says Camo was very hungry and thirsty but otherwise fine.
LaGue is delighted. The Oregonian reports the Long Beach, Wash., man planned to drive to Newport on Thursday to pick up his dog.