The Coast Guard this afternoon (Dec. 3) suspended the search for missing boaters off the coast of Sprucehead because of a probable hoax.
The Rockland Coast Guard is looking for the public’s assistance in trying to identify who made the distress call. Anyone with information can call the Coast Guard at 207-596-6667.
This was the call:
@USCGNortheast crews are requesting help identifying the missing fishing vessel and crew. If you have any information, please call (207) 741-5422.
— USCGNortheast (@USCGNortheast) December 3, 2020
— CBS 13 News (@WGME) December 3, 2020
The Coast Guard has just suspended the search for missing boaters off the coast of Sprucehead near Rockland due to a probable hoax. In the mayday call, the caller did not give the name of his 42 foot boat or his coordinates, which you would do in an emergency. @WGME @FOX23Maine pic.twitter.com/5zYx6YwBKc
— Brad Rogers WGME (@BradWGME) December 3, 2020