CJOB News Team reporting
A 36 year old man from the Matlock area is in police custody and facing a number of charges after sending out an unwarranted distress call from his boat on Lake Winnipeg last night.
Gimli RCMP say the man reported that a boat had capsized with as many as 16 people on board. Emergency crews were dispatched and a Coast Guard vessel eventually found the boat.
However, it wasn't capsized and only had one person on board - a man believed to be drunk.