Four people cut off by tide on Holy Island Causeway
At 1:42pm on Saturday 22 September 2018, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of 4 people from two vehicles, cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway.
The occupants had attempted to cross contrary to the displayed safe crossing times.
The inshore lifeboat was taken to the Causeway by road, due to the choppy sea conditions, and launched there.
The four people were assessed by the lifeboat crew, and brought ashore on the mainland side, where they were handed into the care of local Coastguard Officers. No medical assistance was required. The inshore lifeboat was then recovered and returned to station.
Safe crossing times for the day were - from 4:35am till 12:30pm and from 5:20pm till 00:35am (Sunday).
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