Call was not a false alarm

The Compass - - NEWS - BY BILL BOW­MAN

A Coast Guard Search and Res­cue crew based in Long Pond, Con­cep­tion Bay South were called to the North Side of Con­cep­tion Bay last Wed­nes­day, Aug. 25.

The crew were called to the area af­ter some­one spot­ted a boat be­tween Car­bon­ear Is­land and Crocker’s Cove Point with a lot of smoke com­ing from it.

The cold-wa­ter res­cue team from the Har­bour Grace Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade were also on the scene. Al­though no boat could be found in any kind of dis­tress, Fire Chief Sonya Wil­liams said it was not re­ally a false alarm, as the per­son who called it in did see the smoke and did iden­tify him­self to the RCMP. She said the call was le­git­i­mate and they have to re­spond to such calls be­cause you never know when some­one could be in trou­ble on the wa­ter.

When noth­ing could be found both crews re­turned to their re­spec­tive bases.

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