Coast Guard plans memorial for PO

Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2009

KETCHIKAN - The Coast Guard will hold a memorial service today for a petty officer who died in a fishing accident.

The service for Petty Officer Sefton Reid will be held in Ketchikan, where the 11-year guard member had been stationed for a year.

The Coast Guard said Reid was fishing from the shore in Herring Cove eight miles south of Ketchikan on Saturday. He was hit by a wave, pulled into the water, and did not resurface.

Reid was pronounced dead after his body was recovered by the Ketchikan Fire Department.

Reid leaves behind four children, according to the Coast Guard.

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