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MOBILE PHONE TO THE RESCUE
A MOBILE phone was used to raise the alarm when a small
boat carrying a
party of anglers got into difficulties in Lochryan on Thursday.
999 call to the Coastguard had the rescue services in action
and the boat,
containing four men, was towed back to Wig Bay from where
it had started out
earlier in the day by Stranraer Inshore Life-Boat.
from Easterhouse in Glasgow, planned to fish for mackerel
not far out into the loch when they had problems with a gear
the engine and the propeller.
of the men on board, Robert Brown, told the Free Press
calm when we set out. We spent some time trying to get
the boat going again
and the wind got up.
of the lads used his mobile phone to dial 999 and ask
He said the
boat was kept at Stranraer and thought children had been
playing with it, causing the problem.