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Sons of fisherman who died after tragic accident at sea vow to carry on his legacy – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-02-23 01:16:22 –

KOIN, Oregon — She “just knew” when Angie Chase received a call that a fishing boat had turned over near the Tillamook coast.

Todd Chase, 51, was on a capsized fishing boat near the mouth of Tillamook Bay on Saturday. He was one of the two fishermen who died. The other two remain in the hospital.

He ran a construction company with his sons and earned a living, but he was also an experienced fisherman in the sea since he was 14 years old.

Todd Chase and his wife Angie

So when a friend needed an additional crew, Chase agreed to join.

“He took on the job to help the man,” Angie said.

Angie married her husband at the age of 19. August of this year will be the 30th anniversary of marriage.

“We didn’t get there,” she said.

They raised four boys (Zack, Cord, Bowen and Braden) in Tillamook and Astoria. The code is most similar to his father, but each brother somehow takes over his father, as his brother Braden explains.

“I see all the qualities of my brother,” Braden said. “The first one, Zack is a gabber … Code, he’s stubborn and Bowen, he’s diligent, I’m myself, my dad, he’s sick, and I have his stupid personality.”

Today, these young men surround their mothers, saddening their fathers.

A fishing boat capsized at the south pier at the entrance to Tyramook Bar. Todd Chase was one of the fishermen when the boat turned over. (Amit Gordon)

“We have a lot of waves of tears, and we have moments of laughter and moments of remorse,” Angie said.

The family said that those who knew Todd knew he had a big heart and would help those who needed it.

“He was the life of the party and I was able to make everyone laugh,” Angie said.

His sons said they were determined to carry on his legacy of diligence, strength and love.

A GoFundMe page Established to support Chase’s wife and children.

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