EPIRB Signal Triggers Search in Mt. Hope Bay

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EastBayRI reports that first responders from several Rhode Island and Massachusetts municipalities initiated a massive search of Mt. Hope Bay on Sunday, May 29, after receiving a distress signal emitted by an EPIRB aboard the vessel Summer Office.

The Coast Guard later informed the searchers that the boat had been located safely at a marina in Bristol, RI. It was later discovered that the beacon had been triggered when it was accidentally dropped then improperly disposed of at the marina.

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