Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Three men presumed killed in Sitka slides


Two of the three men presumed killed by landslides in Sitka on Aug. 18 had been located by Tuesday, as the search for a third continued.

Six landslides and a sinkhole occurred in and around the Southeast Alaska community after it received heavy, sustained rains. The fatal slide struck the Kramer Avenue neighborhood, northwest of town.

Search efforts were initially hampered by continued bad weather and safety concerns due to still-unstable terrain.

Sitka Police Department confirmed the bodies of brothers Elmer and Ulises Diaz had both been found by searchers last Thursday. Aged 26 and 25, re...

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