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Coast Guard Looking for Man who Made Hoax Calls

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for a man who has made 11 false distress calls since October.

Officials say the calls originated from the Kent Island area and involved the same male voice over VHF-FM channel 16.

Authorities say the Coast Guard and other agencies conducted air and boat searches because of the calls. Officials say the searches have cost the Coast Guard $45,000.

Making a false distress call is a felony. The Coast Guard Investigative Service is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the identification of the person involved with the hoax calls.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Investigative Service at (410) 576-2515.

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