Inconsistencies Cast Doubt on Harrowing Tale of Sea Survival

The U.S. Coast Guard has contradicted several claims made by Hawaii women Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava.

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Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea on a sailboat for months never activated their emergency beacon, the U.S. Coast Guard said, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies that cast doubt on their harrowing tale of survival. The women previously told The Associated Press that they had radios, satellite phones, GPS and other emergency gear, but they didn’t mention the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, or EPIRB. A Coast Guard review…

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