Coast Guard: Mayday call could have been hoax

POSTED: 8:50 PM Dec 22 2012   UPDATED: 9:16 AM Dec 23 2012
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PAMLICO COUNTY -

The Coast Guard is treating an unconfirmed mayday call received Saturday evening from a boat in Pamlico County as a hoax.

The search on the Neuse River near Dawson's Creek has been suspended for now, a spokesperson said.

A helicopter from Elizabeth City and a small boat from the station in Hobucken were part of the search.

The search will resume if officials deem it necessary.