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Search on for hoax distress caller

The Coast Guard is hoping to get help from the public in identifying those responsible for making apparently false distress calls July 18 in the Newburg, Md., area.

Coast Guard watch standers in Baltimore received a mayday call reporting a 25-foot pleasure boat with three people aboard was taking on water in the lower Potomac River near Morgantown Point, according to a press release.

The caller said there was only one life jacket onboard and that the three passengers might have to abandon ship.

Click here to listen to the distress call.

Click here for the full report.