The Coast Guard has issued a new warning after it received what were believed to be two false mayday calls in Western Washington Sunday.
Officials said that at 5:05 p.m., a child’s voice was heard over VHF–FM radio Channel 16 saying that his boat was on fire and sinking.
“Oh, my boat is sinking, and it’s on fire too! Help! Help! Help!. Oh my God, my boat is dying,” the voice said.