Boat Capsized Near Sitka

Turning now to the deadly capsizing of a boat near Sitka It happened in the keyhole by 3 Entrance Bay.

According to Sitka police, a wave hit the boat pushing it into a rock. Two men were rescued and taken to the hospital with injuries. Deanna  Moore sadly did not survive.

The 51-year-old was a shelter supervisor with “Sitkans Against Family Violence.” The group’s executive director says everyone is heartbroken. She sent a statement saying:

“Deanna was a strong, compassionate advocate for so many people in our community in many capacities over the years, but especially advocated for those who had experienced great trauma and suffering. Deanna was constantly busy, but always made time to sit down with residents or staff that needed an ear.. Her joyful, charismatic, thoughtful and loving presence is already greatly missed”