Car with two occupants and dog trapped on Holy Island Causeway
At 2.23pm on Saturday 31 October 2020, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, following a report of a car with two occupants and a dog, trapped by the tide on Holy Island Causeway.
The fire service personnel then transported them to Beal services, to get warmed and dried, while arrangements were made to recover their vehicle when the tide receded.
The lifeboat was then returned to station. Apparently an occupant of the car had misread or misunderstood the safe crossing times.
For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.