LaPush: Memorial services set for family members in fatal boating incident

Memorial services are planned this weekend for a Spokane-area pastor and his three grandsons who disappeared last week during a fishing trip off LaPush.

The bodies of Ryan Floch, 21, of Odessa, and James Starr, 20, of Spokane, were recovered Wednesday morning about five miles offshore and about 10 miles south of LaPush.

The body of a third victim, Andrew Floch, 20, of Odessa, was found Monday about 60 miles away in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off Sekiu.

The three young men’s grandfather, Tom Starr, 67, remains missing and is presumed dead. He was the pastor at Maranatha Bible Church at Lake Newman, east of Spokane.

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