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. The Federal Aviation Administration said it had no reports of a missing plane.
The Herald Journal of Logan says search warrants from the Uinta County Sheriff's Office in southwest Wyoming show the prank call was made using voice over internet technology.
Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com