Teenager saved from drowning after Facebook SOS

A teenager drowning at sea in Cornwall was rescued after he posted an SOS message on Facebook.

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RNLI crew member says Facebook SOS "unusual"

An RNLI crew member in Cornwall has told ITV West Country that a SOS using Facebook is very unusual.

We do get called to various people who've used a mobile phone, GPS or a VHF radio, but to actually have somebody post on Facebook is very unusual, a first for me certainly.

– Christian Philp, RNLI crew member

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