Mayday Distress Call Audio: Coast Guard warns against false distress calls after suspected hoax

Over several minutes the caller described the vessel and crew’s situation in detail,,, Communication then ceased as Coast Guard rescue crews from Rockland and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, launched to search for the vessel and potential survivors. “Our Coast Guard rescue crews thrive on taking risks for the sake of helping others in distress on the water,” said Capt. Brian LeFebvre, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Northern New  Click to listen!England. “Hoax distress calls – like the one we received this morning – unnecessarily put our rescue crews at risk, drain resources, and may limit our ability to respond to actual emergencies. Today’s hoax is particularly offensive given the loss of 4 fishermen aboard the F/V Emmy Rose just last week. We will use all available resources to identify and hold the responsible individual accountable.” >Audio, click to read the report< 18:01

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