Charleston (KMTR) - Jim Peterson was the captain of the fishing vessel Randi in Charleston. The boat capsized a few miles off the Coos Bay jetty Monday afternoon; Peterson was never found. He was well-known in the local fishing community, and is remembered as a friend to all. Dena Thom of the Charleston Crab Shack called Peterson "A very giving, kind man who never had a bad word to say about anybody. He's touched so many lives all around the world."
Peterson was part of a group called the “Tuna Guys," who brought fish to the Burning Man festival in Nevada each year. Condolences started pouring out on the event's Facebook page this week.
A Paypal account has been set up for donations to the "Captain Jim Memorial Fund." Family and friends will hold a private memorial this weekend. They're plan on a public service in the spring.