She said: "I received the first call at about 4.30pm. The problem was that the gentleman was on a mobile phone and they were right by the water so it kept breaking up.
"They kept saying 'SOS' and telling me that they were stuck on the rocks and the tide was coming up. I wasn't sure if it was a hoax because of their accents and the bad line but then I realised that they really were in trouble.
"It was clear that they were really distressed. I called the coastguard and they were luckily able to track them down and help them to safety."
The Cosimis later returned to the shop to thank Askwith for going above and beyond for them. Link -via Arbroath
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