Missing snowmobiler a hoax, say RCMP

After a “distress call” prompted RCMP to launch a far-reaching search and rescue operation for a missing snowmobiler last week, Mounties now say they received a “false report.” “The direction of the investigation has revealed that this was not a real complaint, but rather a false report,” wrote Const. Heather Cosenzo of Yellowknife RCMP in...
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