A reported explosion on a yacht off the coast of central New Jersey that the Coast Guard later determined was a hoax has prompted the agency to offer a $3,000 reward for the prosecution of the person responsible.
Deputy Commander Gregory Hitchen said at a news conference that the search and rescue operation on Monday evening cost at least $88,000 and lasted about four hours. He said the emergency call came from a radio that was being used by someone on land, not on the water.
Hitchen said the caller gave authorities a “specific blow-by-blow” on how the boat was filling up with water.
“Many hoax calls, you can tell immediately they’re from children,” he said. “This one was somewhat calm but was giving a convincing story as to what the nature of his emergency was.”
Source: CBS News/AP
A reported explosion on a yacht off the coast of central New Jersey that the…
by Tactical-Life / Jun 12, 2012