Seahouses inshore lifeboat called to Holy Island Causeway

Lifeboats News Release

Seahouses RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard at 7.06am on Wednesday 10 April 2019, to go to the assistance of two persons reported to be wet and cold, sitting on the roof of a car cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway.

The inshore lifeboat was quickly on scene and the two persons were brought ashore on a tractor.

Safe Crossing times for today were until 4:40am this morning and after 9:45am.

High tide at Holy Island was 6:35am, so the people were attempting to cross the causeway only half an hour after high tide.

There are no photographs of this incident.

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