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Seahouses RNLI assist stranded car on Holy Island Causeway

Lifeboats News Release

At 1:39pm on Saturday 13 March 2021, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat to go to the assistance of a lone car occupant in the refuge box at Holy Island Causeway.

The tide was still rising, and being a spring tide, would completely cover the causeway.

The vehicle had attempted to cross contrary to the safe crossing times displayed at either sides of the causeway. Due to the cold and the anticipated big tide, it was considered necessary to evacuate the casualty to safety.

Safe Crossing Times for Saturday 13 Mar 2021 - 06:20 until 12:45 and from 18:40 till 01:10hr (Sunday). High tide at Holy Island was 14:56hr (4.8m).

Once safely brought ashore by the lifeboat, the person was handed into the care of local coastguard officers on the mainland end of the causeway.

Arrangements were made to recover his vehicle when the tide receded. The inshore lifeboat was then recovered to its road trailer, and returned to station.

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