U.S. Coast Guard battling fake distress calls

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. The U.S. Coast Guard is battling a recurrence of fake distress calls.

The calls have been an ongoing problem in Southwest Florida in 2017 and can be dangerous, illegal and expensive to taxpayers, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Watch the video to see what’s being done to detect the fake calls.

Reporter:Channing Frampton
Writer:Katherine Viloria