NO YACHT OR VICTIMS FOUND IN POSSIBLE HOAX

No yacht, victims or signs of a sinking have been found at the purported site of a yacht explosion 17 miles off Sandy Hook, according to unconfirmed reports at one of the two staging areas at Fort Hancock.

Emergency responders say the Department of Homeland Security has gotten involved in the matter, sending a helicopter out to the scene, as a massive turnout of EMTs and medevac helicopters stands by at Sandy Hook awaiting the arrival of up to nine “victims” of the alleged blast with burn injuries.

If false, it would be the second such how involving a report of a boat in distress in a year. Last July, a 10-hour search of 600 square miles of ocean water failed to find a purported sinking sailboat or victims.