Hoax prompts local Coast Guard search

April 02, 2007 12:00 am

Triplicate staff

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter searched Del Norte and Humboldt County Friday after California Highway Patrol received a phone call saying a car went off the road. The caller did not give an area where the vehicle ran off the road, however it did not matter because, according to CHP officials, the call was a hoax.