Torbay Coastguard were called in to investigate a mysterious flashing light in the water at Torre Abbey Sands.
It followed calls to police last night, Sunday 18 February. Officers notified HM Coastguard who then tasked the team at Torbay.
They then deployed one of the crew using water rescue equipment. The mysterious object was recovered and turned out to be a mobile phone.
Torbay coastguard says the phone is now awaiting its owner in its property store.
Torbay Coastguard's Tweet about the incident has attracted a lot of interest