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