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Emergency flares set off false alarm in Farragut Bay


September 19, 2019

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Over six emergency flares were fired into the sky just before 8 P.M. on Sunday in the area of Farragut River, but the United States Coast Guard determined that individuals at one of the cabins were just disposing of expired flares.

Dennis Rogers and his family were anchored in Francis Anchorage of Farragut Bay when they saw a red parachute flare slowly descending from the Farragut River area, Rogers said in a written statement to the Pilot. Rogers immediately called the Coast Guard Sector Juneau to report the sighting. While he was on the phone with Coast Guard officials, he saw at least si...

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