By Emily Pearce
Thursday, November 22, 2012
HOAX callers who sparked a coastguard rescue operation off the Isle of Wight have been warned they face prosecution if caught.
Solent Coastguard received a call for help yesterday afternoon (Wednesday), purportedly from a vessel taking on water.
The Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat and Coastguard Rescue Team were sent to the scene, to the south east of Sandown Pier, but were unable to find anything despite searching the area for more than two hours.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman Jo Rawlings said: "Making hoax calls is against the law, and we seek to prosecute anyone found doing so. Search resources always have to be deployed just in case it is an emergency."
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