Coast Guard crews faced 12-to 14-foot waves as they tried to rescue the crew after the boat capsized, The Associated Press reported.
They managed to pull one of the men in, but not soon enough to save him. A second fisherman’s body was later found on shore. Biernacki’s body was found in the hull of the boat after it washed up on a jetty.
An investigation is underway.
Correction: A previous version of this story said the Mary B. II was featured on the Discovery Channel's reality TV show "Deadliest Catch," but a spokeswoman for the network told The New York Post that was not the case.