KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- The Klamath County Sheriff's Office said a man is dead after his boat capsized Sunday morning.
Marine Division deputies arrived at the Howard Bay boat ramp on the east side of Doak Mountain.
The Sheriff's Office said 72-year-old Vernon Lee Mikesell and his son, James Mikesell, were in their boat when it experienced engine failure after a line fouled the prop. The two tried to return to a boat ramp using a trolling motor, but the boat was uncontrollable due to windy conditions.
The Sheriff's office said James Mikesell made it safety, but Vernon was last seen when their boat rolled over in the water. Neither one was wearing available lifejackets.
Klamath County Dive Rescue recovered Vernon Mikesell's body about one hour later.
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