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Motorist cut off by tide on Holy Island Causeway

Lifeboats News Release

At 12:20pm on Wednesday 3 November 2021, UK Coastguard requested Seahouses inshore lifeboat to launch to the assistance of a person, who had attempted to cross Holy Island Causeway contrary to the displayed safe crossing times.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on Service

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on Service
He was described by the Coastguard Operations Room as standing on the roof of his car which was starting to float on the rising tide.

Due to the rough sea conditions, it was decided to take the inshore lifeboat by road and launch it at the Causeway.

Meanwhile local Coastguard Rescue Teams from Seahouses, Berwick and Holy Island had been mobilised.

The Holy Island Team waded out to the vehicle and brought the driver to safety on Holy Island.

The inshore lifeboat which was on route from Seahouses, was requested to continue in case the male needed evacuation to the mainland for medical attention. However this was not required, and the inshore lifeboat was released on its arrival, to return to station.

High tide at Holy Island that day was 1:26pm. Safe crossing times were from 4:25am till 11:05am and from 5:10pm till 11:15pm.

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