My friends Dad made the 911 call. He saw the boat going in circles and their dog was barking on the bank and kept making attempts to swim out to the boat. He said it took rangers 45 minutes to respond from the time of his call. If it was a scam the dog wouldn't have responded the way he did. My friends Dad takes it very personally, his son drowned in Alaska back in 87 and his remains were not found till 14 years later. He knows what it's like to not have closure and how important it is.