Two people rescued from car near high tide point on Holy Island causeway
Seahouses RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard at 2.50pm on Wednesday 14 August 2019, to go to the assistance of two people and a dog, in a car cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway, at the Holy Island side.
The rescue took place more than an hour after the end of safe crossing, and less than an hour before high tide. (Safe Crossing times for today were 6.05am - 1.30pm, High tide at Holy Island was at 3,24pm).
Visitors are reminded to always check safe crossing times, either at the approach to the causeway or online at https://www.visitnorthumberland.com/coast/holy-island/crossing-times
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.