Sheriff’s deputies to assist with jetliner salvage

Local sheriff’s deputies will be assisting federal agencies in retrieving debris from the Alaska Airlines jetliner that crashed Monday off Port Hueneme, an official said.

Since high winds are expected in the next few days, deputies will probably be instrumental in retrieving debris, liaising between lifeguards who sight the debris and the command post on the Channel Islands responsible for salvage, said Sgt. Cally Barrier of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.

The command post is shared by the U. S. Coast Guard, responsible for salvaging everything on top of the water, and the U.S. Navy, which is sending divers.

The sheriffs do not anticipate retrieving bodies, Barrier said.

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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