Cops deploy main sources on false alarm

Cayman News Service

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Cayman Islands Coast Guard vessel

(CNS): The emergency services were enlisted in a search this weekend in response to a report by a guest at the Westin Hotel of what they believed was a small aircraft that crashed into the sea. However, it turned out to be a false alarm. The person called 911 at 10:45am on Sunday and reported seeing something falling from the sky out over the horizon, in line of sight from the hotel, and dark smoke being seen right afterwards. The police said the caller suggested it was a small plane, which triggered a major operation involving the emergency services, the airport authority, air traffic control and even a private helicopter.

The RCIPS said officers were sent to the Westin and spoke to witnesses who confirmed the initial report but were unable to offer any additional information.

With a search underway, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard contacted multiple vessels at sea in an attempt to gather more information but no boats reported…

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