Published: June 20, 2012 9:15 PM
By MARIA ALVAREZ. Special to Newsday
Photo credit: Craig Ruttle | US Coast Guard Gregory Hitchen addresses the media during a news conference to discuss new information on the probable hoax from a June 11th report of a boat in distress off the coast of Sandy Hook (on map lower right), which triggered a massive search and rescue operation. (June 20, 2012)
U.S. Coast Guard investigators have linked another hoax distress call -- this time from Galveston, Texas -- to the one made from Sandy Hook, N.J., in which the caller said a yacht had exploded with 21 people aboard.
"The voices sound similar," said Capt. Gregory P. Hitchen, a deputy Coast Guard commander in New York. The Texas distress call in May reported that a fishing boat was sinking with...
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