LOGAN -- Wyoming officials have opened up a criminal investigation into a prank call about a December plane crash in Utah's Bear Lake.
Helicopters from Life Flight and the Utah Department of Public Safety were involved in the Dec. 8 search after sheriff's officials received a distress call from a pilot who reported crash-landing on a frozen waterway.
The caller said he was injured and his aircraft was sinking through the ice. Bear Lake was not frozen at the time.
The search was suspended that evening.