Hunt for Fake Mayday Signal

In an earlier post was written that the Islay Life Boat has been very busy lately. Last night the Islay Life Boat was called out again in a huge search and rescue operation after receiving a distress call. Plane's and lifeboats were called out and after a search of several hours they found out that the mayday signal was coming from a radio beakon dumped in a skip. That was a lost Saturyday night for a lot of volunteers.

And here comes the unbelievable part:
Quote: After rescuers failed to find any boat in distress, a red-faced sailor from Devon owned up that he had asked his wife to dispose of an old emergency position indicating radio beacon in a bin, but she had forgotten to remove the battery. The couple, for obvious reasons, did not want to be identified.

The full story is available here

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