VINALHAVEN – According to court documents, 23-year-old Owen Adair called the coast guard on September 30th, 2014 and claimed he needed assistance because a crewman had been injured and was bleeding badly.
The coast guard searched for four hours before concluding the call was a hoax. It turned out no one was injured, and Adair made the call from his truck on the shore of vinalhaven island. Adair faces up to 6 years in federal prison and a 250,000 dollar fine.
A sentencing date has not yet been set.