Mystery at Sea: Search Called Off; Yacht Explosion Report Likely Hoax

The Coast Guard called off the search this evening for a reported yacht explosion in the Atlantic Ocean about 17.5 miles east of Sandy Hook, N.J., saying the call is now being investigated as a hoax. A caller had told the Coast Guard that there had been an explosion on a yacht called Blind Date, and nine of the 21 passengers had received severe burns. All the passengers had gotten off the boat and were in life boats, the caller said. But after an extensive search, neither a flotilla of rescue...Full Story
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