A MOBILE phone brought rescuers to the aid of two sailors lost off the North Devon coast. The pair called 999 when their vessel started leaking. They thought they were off Morte Point, but when a lifeboat arrived they could not be found. Further calls, h

A MOBILE phone brought rescuers to the aid of two sailors lost off the North Devon coast.The pair called 999 when their vessel started leaking.They thought they were off Morte Point, but when a lifeboat arrived they could not be found. Further calls, however, revealed that they were actually to the west of Hartland Quay - some 17 miles away.An RAF rescue helicopter from Chivenor and Clovelly's inshore lifeboat went to the scene and the vessel was towed safely back into Clovelly.It emerged that the sailors, from Weston-Super-Mare, had no radio or charts of the North Devon coastline and that the mobile phone had provided their only means of contact