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Vinalhaven man pleads guilty to making false distress call to Coast Guard

A Vinalhaven Island man who made a bogus “mayday” call to the Coast Guard last year pretending to be an injured crewman on a fishing boat pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of making a false distress call. Owen Adair, 23, told the Coast Guard on Sept. 30 that he was aboard the Lila Rose off the coast of Rockland with a serious neck injury, and that he was bleeding badly, Read the rest here  19:09