ILWACO, Wash. - The body of a fisherman was recovered Friday night after he fell from rocks just north of the North Head lighthouse near Ilwaco.

Peter Makhanov, 54, of Vancouver, Wash., was apparently fishing with friends at Fisherman's Rock in the Beards Hollow area of Cape Disappointment State Park when witnesses saw him fall into the surf, said Pacific County Chief Deputy Coroner Vicki Flemetis Monday.

The Pacific County Sheriff deputies responded to the call at 6:30 p.m., and the U.S. Coast Guard responded as well, sending a motor lifeboat and helicopter from Air Station Astoria to the scene. The Pacific County authorities were able to recover the man's body before the Coast Guard arrived.

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