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Woman 'made hoax call to cops'.

A WOMAN was arrested and questioned by police after a hoax 999 call was received by coastguards.

Two lifeboats were being prepared for launch after the call was made to Holyhead Coastguard at 8.25pm on Saturday evening.

A Coastguard spokesman said the caller suggested people were in difficulties in the sea off Pensarn beach.

"Both the inshore and all-weather lifeboats at Rhyl were alerted and were being readied for service. We have to accept the information we are being given," he said.

But police officers, who were nearby at the time, also attended and spoke to the woman who had made the call.

A North Wales Police spokeswoman said they were not satisfied with the woman's story.

"As a result she was further questioned and it became apparent it was a hoax call," she added.

The woman was arrested and taken into custody.. The Beaumaris inshore lifeboat assisted a 24-foot motorboat off Puffin Island yesterday.

The boat had fouled its propeller on a lobster pot and was drifting towards rocks. The three men aboard were unhurt.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 2, 2009
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