Now The Coast Guard Is Offering A Reward In Yesterday's Yacht Explosion Hoax

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As we told you yesterday, a yacht called Blind Date reportedly exploded off the coast of New Jersey. All 21 people on the ship were reportedly rescued with nine injured.

But then things got weird.

Reports started pouring in that no survivors were found, the ships wreckage was nowhere to be seen, and this was all a hoax.

Now, the Coast Guard has come to the same conclusion and is offering a $3,000 reward to whoever can find the person who put on the hoax, according to the AP.

The fake distress call is not a small penalty either. The person who committed the hoax could be facing up to 10 years in prison as well as a $250,000 fine.

And this isn’t the first boat hoax. Almost exactly one year earlier, a distress call went out from another ship off of Sandy Hook. The Coast Guard responded and found that this was also a hoax. The perpetrator hasn’t been found and the rescue mission cost the Coast Guard nearly $90,000.

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