Coast Guard Pursues Flare Sighting, False Distress Signals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — False distress calls and flare sightings continue to keep Coast Guard crews active. Coast Guard units in Southcentral Alaska handled two cases over the weekend. Over $100,000 was spent looking for individuals who it was later found were not in distress. The Coast Guard responds because there is the possibility someone is in real trouble. “These non-distress cases are...