Well-known taxidermist drowns in Tillamook Bay
Friday, November 24, 2006
Well-known waterfowl hunter and taxidermist David Boys of Molalla
drowned during a duck hunting trip at Tillamook Bay, authorities
The body of Boys, 63, was found near a bay jetty at 7:11 p.m.
Wednesday. Boys' body was found about 40 minutes after his hunting
partner, Worth Matheson of Amity, reported him missing.
A U.S. Coast Guard report said the men had taken separate boats
into the bay, where they were separated by wind and outgoing tides.
Matheson said Boys was wearing a life jacket.
The Coast Guard and local fire and rescue teams searched for Boys
by boat and helicopter.
Boys ran Artistic Taxidermy at 5700 S.E. Foster Road in Portland.
The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office said it will continue to
investigate the death.
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