A fatal crash involving a Malamutes on the North Slope of Alaska has taken the lives of the two people who died.
Key points:Alaskan state flag flies at half mast in honour of the men’s serviceA flag was raised at half-mast in Anchorage and the other on Bering IslandThe two men died in a collision on the east coast of AlaskaTwo Alaskans were killed in a crash involving the Malamuted in Bering Sea on Friday.
“Our hearts go out to the families of the victims,” said a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
“The Alaska State Flag is flying at halfmast in honour and remembrance of the heroic service and sacrifice of our men and women in the armed forces.”
Alaskans have been raising the flag at half a mast on the island for several years to mark the end of the year, but the men are the only men in the service to have died.
“Alaska State Flag was raised on the north shore of Bering at 1pm today to honour our brave men and their heroic service in the defense of the Alaska State,” said the spokesman.
“It will be flown to the end time of the next lunar cycle, May 21, 2024.”
Alaska’s Alaskistan flag is flown at half the height of the state flag.
The flag was flown on Boring Island and the surrounding islands in honour on the men and men in uniform.