Seahouses lifeboat crew called to male reported cut off by tide near Holy Island

Lifeboats News Release

At 3:54pm on Sunday 25 July 2021, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, to assist a male cut off by the tide at Holy Island.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat RNLB Grace Darling on service

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat RNLB Grace Darling on service
The male was reported to be near South Lowe, just north of the Causeway on Beal Point.

The inshore lifeboat was launched and made best speed to the area. Coastguard Teams from Seahouses, Holy Island and Berwick had also been mobilised. A brief search was conducted after consultation with Holy Island Coastguard Officers, and a male was sighted walking up the beach on the mainland, and was in no danger. No other people were in the area. UK Coastguard were satisfied that this was the male reported, and stood the lifeboat down, which then returned to station.

Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton commented: 'This was eventually a false alarm with good intent, and the caller acted correctly by initially calling the Coastguard. Our crew were also in contact with Holy Island Coastguard for their local knowledge in this incident. Once again we ask people visiting the area to be aware of fast rising tides and currents.'

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