By Shannon Haugland
Sitka Sentinel 

Searchers find bodies of 2 who died when boat overturned near Sitka


January 17, 2024

Using an unmanned underwater drone to search a boat that had overturned near Chichagof Island, searchers on Jan. 10 located the bodies of two people who were missing after three others were rescued from the Jan. 9 accident.

The three who survived were hoisted from the water within about an hour from the time Sitka Police Department received a digital GPS distress alert at 4:35 p.m. Jan. 9. Police immediately notified Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, and within 14 minutes a rescue helicopter was on the way to the accident site, in waters off the Khaz Peninsula 40 northwest miles north of Sitka...

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