Mary B II boat

This photo from the U.S. Coast Guard shows Air Facility Newport and Station Yaquina Bay boat crews responding after the Mary B II boat capsized and left three fishermen dead.

(Meredith) -- A crab boat working in the area featured on the popular Discovery channel television series "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove" capsized Tuesday night off the Oregon coast, killing all three crew members on board.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Mary B II boat was crossing the Yaquina Bay Bar in Newport around 10 p.m. when it was met by waves that reached up to 14 feet tall and capsized.

According to KPTV, Coast Guard members found the body of fisherman James Lacey, 48, around 11:30 p.m. He was unresponsive and transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Oregon State Police told KPTV the body of a second fisherman, Joshua Porter, 50, was found washed ashore around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The body of the third fisherman, Stephen Biernacki, 50, was later found with the boat.

"Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove" is a documentary series that follows the lives of fisherman based in Newport who hunt for the Dungeness crab. Although the Mary B II was working in the area featured on the show, a synopsis of the show does not mention the boat specifically.

According to IMDB, "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove" ran for one season in 2016 and has seven episodes. The show is a spin-off of the Discovery television series "Deadliest Catch," which premiered in 2005 and is expected to premiere its 15th season sometime in 2019.

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