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Coast Guard to Launch Flare Today Off Leadbetter Beach

Training exercise planned between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

By Michelle Nelson, Noozhawk Managing Editor | @NoozhawkNews |

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will shoot a large parachute flare off Leadbetter Beach on Monday afternoon for training purposes.

The exercise is planned between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Sgt. Riley Harwood with the Santa Barbara Police Department said the flare will be bright, and will take a few minutes to float down to the water.

Members of the public who observe the flare are advised not to call 9-1-1.

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The Santa Barbara Coast Guard Auxiliary is also teaching a two-Saturday Boating Skills & Seamanship class beginning March 31.  Please visit and click on “Public Boating Classes” for more information.

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