NORTH REDINGTON BEACH
Unconscious man found in shallow water
An unidentified, unconscious man was found floating face down in shallow water about 11 a.m. Wednesday behind the Tides condo complex, authorities said. Bystanders started CPR on the man before paramedics arrived and he was taken to the Indian Rocks campus of Largo Medical Center (formerly Suncoast Hospital). He was later transferred to Largo Medical's main campus on 14th Street SW, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. He was found in the Gulf of Mexico a little less than 20 yards from shore, behind 16800 Gulf Blvd., authorities said. On Wednesday afternoon, the man was on life support, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said the man had no identification on him and they could not find any personal items, such as shoes or a wallet. He is white, about 5-feet-6 and around 150 pounds, with blue eyes and thinning brown hair. He was wearing dark blue drawstring shorts and no shirt. The Sheriff's Office asked that anyone with information about the man call the agency at (727) 582-6200.
Youths wanted for LaRosa jazz band
Sonny LaRosa is scheduling auditions for America's Youngest Jazz Band. Boys and girls ages 14 and younger who play saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, drums, trombone, guitar or bass are encouraged to try out. Those accepted will have the opportunity to perform at the Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival in November at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on Clearwater Beach. Call (727) 725-1788 or visit sonnylarosa.com.
Clothes To Kids seeks jeans, shoes
Clothes To Kids, 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater, has a critical need for jeans and tennis shoes in both boys and men sizes. Clothes To Kids provides school clothes to low-income, school-age children, free of charge. Drop off clothing items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call (727) 441-5050 or visit ClothesToKids.org.
Chamber benefit tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale for the Greater Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce's fundraiser, "My Big Fat Italian Funeral.'' It will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 26 at Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave. The murder mystery dinner theater, will include audience participation with selected guests joining a cast of characters. The cost is $35 per person. Reservations are required. For more information, call (727)784-4287.
Drivers needed for recovery program
Pinellas County drivers are needed to help with the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery Program. The program ensures that all cancer patients get the care they need by providing transportation to and from cancer treatments. Training is provided. Requirements for volunteering include a good driving record, a valid drivers license, and a vehicle that is in good working condition. For more information, call (800) 227-2345.