City/Region Digest.Byline: The Register-Guard
Boat sinks, crews search for fisherman
FLORENCE Florence, city, Italy
Florence (flôr`əns, flŏr`–), Ital. Firenze, city (1991 pop. 403,294), capital of Tuscany and of Firenze prov., central Italy, on the Arno River, at the foot of the Apennines. - A search continued late Saturday Saturday: see week; Sabbath. for a Waldport man whose fishing vessel capsized in the ocean off Heceta Head Heceta Head is a headland that stands at a 1,000 ft. above the Pacific Ocean in Lane County, Oregon, United States. The Heceta Head Light is located on its south side. Heceta Head is named after the Portuguese explorer under Spanish Commission, Bruno de Heceta, who explored the , about 12 miles north of Florence.
U.S. Coast Guard crews searched an area about 20 miles west of Heceta Head where Dennis Christianson's 30-foot boat suddenly overturned in relatively calm waters about 2:30 p.m. Christianson was the only person aboard at the time, the Coast Guard said.
The crew of another vessel witnessed the accident and raised the alarm. Two helicopter teams and a motor life boat crew from the Coast Guard's Siuslaw River The Siuslaw River (pronounced sigh YOU slaw) is a river, approximately 110 mi (177 km) long, along the Pacific coast of Oregon in the United States. It drains an area of approximately 4560 sq mi (11900 km²) in the Central Oregon Coast Range southwest of the Willamette station searched for Christianson.
He had not been found more than six hours later.