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Appeals court upholds fine of nearly $500,000 for false distress call

Multiple surface and aviation assets from the U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard and local agencies search the water in Lake Erie for four people who were reported overdue, April 17, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Philip Null.

Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a restitution payment of nearly $500,000 as part of the sentence handed down in United States of America v. Danik Shiv Kumar for making a false distress call that caused a massive search on Lake Erie in March 2012.

itCG – 10-foot wreath donated, search for missing fishermen, ice rescue training, top 10 countdown

Click the image to watch a video on YouTube about the handmade Brant Point Lighthouse wreath. Every year for the past several decades, Coast Guard crews on Nantucket have created the 10-foot wreath to hang on Lighthouse during the holiday season. Here they describe why the do it and how its done. (U.S. Coast Guard

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