Last of missing crew found in sunken fishing boat - KMOV.com

Last of missing crew found in sunken fishing boat

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- Independent salvage divers have recovered the bodies of the two remaining crew members missing since the fishing vessel Sandy Point sank last week in a collision with a container ship in the Gulf of Mexico off Mississippi's coast. 

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the crewmen found Sunday as 48-year-old Rhoderick Watkins and 65-year-old Thomas L. Moore. Hargrove tells The Sun Herald both men were found in cabins in the sunken vessel.  

The body of the crew's cook, 58-year-old Lindsey Tucker, was found Saturday.  

Hargrove says autopsies show all three crew members drowned.  

The 163-foot Sandy Point was returning to the Moss Point-based Omega Protein plant when it collided Wednesday evening with the 660-foot Eurus London, a container ship with bananas bound for Texas.

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