Three fishermen are safe after their boat capsized Tuesday evening. The incident off the North Jetty of Coos Bay had the U.S. Coast Guard along with the North Bay and Hauser Fire Districts responding. At the time of the rescue waves were breaking at 8-10 feet and responders were able to get close to the boat and discovered that survivors were trapped inside the vessel. The three men were trapped inside the engine room where water would fill the cabin and then recede. After about an hour crews were able to get to the boat and used sawzalls to breach the hull. All three men were conscious and alert although suffering from hypothermia according to the Chief of the North Bay Fire district, James Aldrich.
The Community and Economic Development Committee meeting that was schedule for today has been cancelled. Committee members were to receive a Parks and recreation update along with a progress report from RAIN, the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network. No date has been posted on a rescheduled meeting.
City Offices Closed for MLK Day
This Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and city offices will be closed. The regular City Council meeting scheduled for Monday has been moved to the 27th of January. Also on the schedule for next week is a full slate of committee and agency meetings including the Environmental Management and Advisory Committee on Tuesday at 6:00 pm and the Florence Urban Renewal Agency Meeting on Wednesday at 5:30.
If you love Bingo, the Florence Senior Center is hosting a day trip to Lincoln City to the Chinook Winds Casino. The bus will leave at 9:30 on Friday January 31st and return at 5 pm. Participants have until the 24th to make their reservations. Cost for the trip is $28.00 per person and payment can be made at the Florence Senior Center on Kingwood.