Coast Guard Asks Public for Help in Tracking Down Hoax Calls 

The Coast Guard would like to know who’s behind a lot of distress calls that turned out to be hoaxes.It’s asking the public’s help identifying who made the calls over a marine radio on April 23rd and 25th.The Coast Guard suspects the calls were made by a man who’s made more than a dozen hoax distress calls in the past three years.The calls came from the Lincolnville area, and resulted in more than fifty hours of search time.The Coast Guard has a recording of the calls:”Mayday. Please help we’re drifting. Mayday, mayday. Please help. Hi, Islesboro. Please help we’re drifting. Mayday. Mayday. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday. Help. Help. Mayday. Mayday. Mayday!”You’re urged to take a listen and, if you recognize the voice or have information, call Coast Guard investigators at 780-3087.