Person cut off by tide at Ross Links Sands near Holy Island
At 3.26pm on Saturday 12th August 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to assist a person cut off by the tide at Ross Links Sands, north of Bamburgh, near Holy Island.
Local shore based Coastguard Rescue Teams from Holy Island, Seahouses and Berwick were also mobilised to the scene.
Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was launched and as it approached the scene, information was received that the Holy Island Harbour Master in his boat, had managed to rescue the person cut off, and was taking him to safety, where he handed over the casualty to the care of the Coastguard Teams. Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.
The Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat returned to station, and was refuelled and ready for service at 4.50pm that day.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.