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Coast Guard Investigates Hoax Distress Calls
05/02/2013 01:02 PM ET  

The Coast Guard says it's seeking the public's help to identify who made the calls over a marine radio on April 23 and 25.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Coast Guard is investigating fake mayday calls from Maine it suspects were made by a man who's made more than a dozen hoax distress calls in recent years.

The Coast Guard said Thursday it's seeking the public's help to identify who made the calls over a marine radio on April 23 and 25.

Officials say the calls came from the Lincolnville area and are believed to be the same man who made at least 12 other hoax calls in the past three years, resulting in more than 50 hours of search time by Coast Guard and local responders.

The Coast Guard has posted a recording of the calls on its Web site.

People who recognize the voice or have information can call Coast Guard investigators in Portland at 780-3087.



 

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