Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Coastguard confused by lanterns

Residents in the Isle of Man have been asked to inform the coastguard of plans to use Chinese lanterns, after several were mistaken for distress signals.

The paper lanterns float into the air by lighting a candle inside them and can travel a mile into the sky.

Coastguard teams have been called out to several false reports in recent months, the Manx government said. BBC

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