Portland Coastguard has received twelve hoax calls in the past fortnight. They're all believed to come from one man using a marine band radio.
The Coastguard says it's not only wasted hours of their time and thousands of pounds in helicopter costs, it could mean real emergencies aren't dealt with as well as they should be, putting lives at risk. John Andrews reports.
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