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Man charged with hoax distress call

Authorities in South Florida said they arrested a man whose hoax report of a boat crash sparked a sea and air search.

"What concerns us the most - here we are tying up very critical assets in a hoax search and rescue," said officer Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "God forbid someone at the same time had a real emergency - lives are at stake."

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