by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Nov 7, 2013 | Local News
The US Coast Guard awarded one of its highest civilian honors to a Sitka fisherman whose quick thinking likely saved the life of a fellow mariner last summer. John Hagen was presented with the Public Service Commendation in a ceremony at Air Station Sitka Thursday morning (11-7-13), as the station’s pilots and officers stood by in full dress uniform.
The Coast Guard and other agencies searched more than 450 square miles on Tuesday. Petty Officer Sara Francis says the search is now in the hands of the Troopers. 25-year-old Alan Young was one of two people aboard the fishing vessel "Swift."