Coast Guard warns of the impact of hoax distress calls

Coast Guard warns of the impact of hoax distress calls
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Coast Guard Sector Northern New England responds to more than twelve cases on a typical summer day. False alerts restrict their ability to respond to real emergencies. In 2014, Sector Northern New England responded to 464 search and rescue cases: 76 were never resolved. “When our searches come up empty-handed, the hardest part is never knowing whether the distress was real...