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    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...l-injured?lite

    pretty sad.. glad no one was killed

    #2
    So far the Coast Guard have not been able to find the boat, life rafts or survivors. This would be terrible if it was a hoax called in.

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      #3
      USCG calling it an expensive hoax.
      Started boating 1965
      Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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        #4
        The bad guys don't have to kill us, they can kill us financially.
        Tally and Vicki
        "Wickus" Meridian 341
        MMSI 338014939

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          #5
          yikes... when it came across my puter for news flash.. it wasnt posted as a hoax.. I hope they can trace the call and charge them all the "rescue fees" and then arrest his butt...

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            #6
            It's hard to believe how some individuals can be so monumentally brain-dead to cause needless concern to decent responders and wasteful expense to taxpayers, while rescue resources are engaged in a worthless endeavor to try to help people. The same resources which may be diverted from a real emergency while engaged in a hoax. People may die in an actual emergency incident if these occurrences cause responders to dramatically increase their verification requirements before responding. Several years ago there was a case where the Coast Guard received one weak Mayday from a sailboat in real trouble. They didn't roll out on that one and people died. In a desperate situation you may not have the time or transmitting ability to play the 20 questions game responders now seem to ask as standard procedure. There is no question that their intent is good; they are trying to determine the validity of the call for help and learn the details possibly helpful in rescue. They may also be trying for a radio fix on your location, a superb idea in an emergency. That being said, picture yourself at the helm in a storm, a fire, sinking, or with a friend or family-member overboard, or with a serious medical issue. You may not have time for radio chat with rescue agencies. Dirtbags issuing hoax calls do not help a bit.

            Safe and Happy Boating!

            ColonyCove

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              #7
              This used to happen often to divert our aircraft away from drug runs.

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                #8
                Flyboy III wrote:
                This used to happen often to divert our aircraft away from drug runs.
                when a bad wreck was here 5 yrs back out the road.. all the local cops and troopers went to assist.. this gave some idiot and idea and he robbed a liquor store here.. but the idiot got in a cab, drove across our only bridge and robbed the handy store, got back in the cab and the a$$hat was caught on the other side of it.. a retired cop heard it over his scanner and at the traffic light on the other side.. lol he flagged the cab down to stop.. the idiot inside was rip snorting crocked..

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