The Coast Guard suspended the active search of the source of a mysterious flare sighting near the vicinity of Long Island. Coast Guard Spokeswoman Sara Mooers said the search was called off just before 1 p.m. Wednesday when no source or signs of distress were reported.
Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. a Coast Guard air crew that was conducting routine training saw the descent of a red meteor flare near Long Island, but didn’t see where it was fired from. The crew searched the area but found no signs of distress.
Mooers said air crews returned to the area at first daylight Wednesday but were unable to find the source of the flare. Searches continued into the early afternoon. Mooers said the Coast Guard has not received any reports of missing or overdue persons.
While many flare sightings turn out to be non emergency situations, Mooers said they take them very seriously and launch immediately.
She said the search will resume if additional information comes to light indicating someone needs Coast Guard assistance.
Support Kodiak Public Radio
- Boston's 'Free Speech' Rally Organizers Deny Links To White Nationalists
- Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance
- Spanish Authorities Continue Hunt For Suspects In Barcelona Attacks
- From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza
- Republicans Plead With Trump To Get On, And Stay On, Message To Pass A Tax Overhaul
- Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands
- Finland killings: Briton who helped victims says he is 'not a hero'
- Barcelona attack: Government says terror cell dismantled
- Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid 'distraction'
- French fighter jet 'tracks' Jet2 flight on route to Birmingham
- Lele Tao: The 'online goddess' who earns $450k a year
- Trump’s streamlining order: You’ve seen its kind before
- Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
- Fairbanks protesters organize against the state wolf control program
- Alaska Airlines pilots plan picket over lack of compensation
- How oyster milkshakes and teamwork are getting Alaska’s shellfish safely to market
- 49 Voices: William “Pops” Wilson of Wasilla
KMXT1-907-486-31818 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Top Posts & Pages