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Sheriff: Missing man found dead in Coos Bay shipping channel

The McCullough Bridge (SBG file)

COOS BAY, Ore. - The body of a North Bend man reported missing December 14 was found two days later floating near the Coos Bay shipping channel about a 1/2 mile west of the McCullough Bridge, the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of 61-year-old Jonathan Dow.

However, the Coos county Medical Examiner is working to determine what happened.

Dow was reported missing from the Glasgow area Thursday.

Deputies searched the bay the next day, to no avail.

Workers in the vicinity of the North Spit spotted the body and called the sheriff Saturday.

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