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Two rescue boats went into action when Denmark’s Maritime Sea Rescue Command was told that a freighter was in distress, with one crewman washed overboard, off Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. They found nothing until the calls were traced to a drunk 52-year-old man playing with toy ships in his landlocked bathtub. He faces a fine of 10,000 crowns (US$1,400) after police charged the unidentified man with calling in a false alarm. (RC/Reuters) ...Responding officers deny charges they made fun of his dinghy.
Original Publication Date: 16 January 2000
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 6.
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