Coast Guard: Search suspended, missing boat 'possibly a hoax'

11:28 AM, Feb 26, 2013   |    comments
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MONTEREY, Calif. - On Tuesday morning, the Coast Guard suspended their search for a boat missing off the coast of California since Sunday.

The 29-foot sailboat identified as the Charmblow issued a distress call around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. At the time, the boat was believed to about 60 miles west of Monterey Bay and 100 miles south of San Francisco. The boat did not have a working GPS system.

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The coast guard had been searching for the family since.

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According to CNN, Cmdr. Don Montoro of the Coast Guard stated the case was "possibly a hoax."


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