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Prank calls get law enforcement attention

A prank call that sent emergency responders from two counties frantically searching for an accident victim is now under investigation.

Just after 10:00 Monday night, emergency responders from Mitchell and Dougherty Counties got a call about a roll-over crash near the county line.

They found nothing when they arrived on scene. Investigators say they had to respond to ensure no one was hurt, but it's a waste of resources when incorrect information is reported.

"To tie up you have to call out fire trucks, EMS starts that way, deputies are going that way, other county agencies from other agencies are in the area, and those are the potential, it's just wrong to do stuff like that," said Mitchell County Sheriff's Inv. Bubba Lamb.

 Deputies say a woman called 911 after her son-in-law told her he got a call saying his wife had been in a crash.

He doesn't know who called him, but investigators are trying to track it down.

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