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Donaghadee Kayaker Callout Was ‘Elaborate Hoax’

3rd April 2017
Donaghadee RNLI's lifeboat Saxon Donaghadee RNLI's lifeboat Saxon Photo: RNLI/Donaghadee

#Hoax - The UK coastguard has decried an “elaborate hoax” after lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter were launched after several calls from someone claiming to be a kayaker in difficulty off the Co Down coast.

As BBC News reports, lifeboats from Bangor and Donaghadee RNLI respectively joined a rescue helicopter from HM Coastguard in Scotland in the search off the Copeland Islands yesterday (Sunday 2 April) that was declared a hoax after a thorough search of the area.

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