Florence couple dies while crabbing

Kyle and Amber Novelli leave behind four children.

Posted: Jun 29, 2020 1:07 PM
Updated: Jun 29, 2020 3:02 PM

FLORENCE, Ore.--A well-known Florence couple is dead after their boat hit the south jetty in Florence early Monday morning.

A third crewmember survived the incident.

The Novelli’s Crab & Seafood Facebook page announced the death of Kyle and Amber Novelli.

“Sharing their love of crabbing was always their dream,” the post says.

According to a GoFundMe page, the Novellis had four children and three grandchildren.

The Coast Guard says the fishing vessel Aquarius sent a distress call at 1:50 a.m. A rescue helicopter arrived overhead an hour later.

The restaurant will be selling what’s left of their cooked crab before closing the shop for the forseeable future.

“Thank you everyone for all the love you’ve given my mother for the past few years,” the post says.

Flowers are being accepted to add to a memorial for the Novellis.

You can find the GoFundMe page here.

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