Grandfather dead, grandson missing in Father's Day plane crash
FLORENCE, Ore. - A grandfather from Florence died and his 15-year-old grandson remains missing after their small plane crashed into the ocean on Father's Day morning.
The Coast Guard pulled 69-year-old Richard Munger from the water Sunday. He was pronounced dead.
Munger's grandson, 15-year-old Benjamin Dressler of Washington state, remains missing.
Some divers had hoped to enter the water off the North Jetty in calmer seas on Monday.
But the Coast Guard said it's too dangerous to dive for the plane.
The active search was called off later in the day, although Coast Guard units will continue routine patrols.
The beach near the North Jetty reopened to the public Sunday evening.
The public is asked not to touch any debris found washed up on the beach.
A volunteer at the Florence Airport recalled Munger as an experienced pilot.