If you have ever found yourself walking around the coast (for whatever reason) then, chances are, you might have seen one of the yellow ‘SOS’ phones dotted around the coastline.
The yellow emergency phone in the featured image was spotted at Harlech Beach, in Wales.
Before mobile phones took over the world, these SOS phones were the only real way of getting in contact with the Coastguard should you happen to see someone floating out to sea on an inflatable crocodile.
Once the details of the emergency were relayed to the coast guard, then the brave men and women of the RNLI and independent Lifeboats (where applicable) would be sent to the area in order to look for the missing flotilla of inflatable animals which would amass around popular beach spots each summer.
However, it would appear that which ever department was responsible for setting up these emergency phones, had, on this occasion, forgotten to include the number ‘9’ on this phones keypad.
Unless you have to press the number ‘3’ three times in order to get to the number 9?
You can only start to imagine just how frustrating it must be for someone to find this emergency phone, only to realise that they have no way of contacting the emergency services!
Either way, if you happen to find yourself at Harlech Beach anytime soon, with or without your inflatable crocodile, then it’s probably best to make sure that you have a mobile phone (with a working number 9) with you….
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