Seahouses lifeboat assists two cut off at Budle Bay

Lifeboats News Release

At 2:14pm on Wednesday 8 September 2021, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, to go to the assistance of two people cut off by the rising tide, on sandbanks at Budle Bay.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on service

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on service
The Coastguard were concerned for their welfare as they were described as panicking.

The inshore lifeboat was launched and made best speed to Budle Bay, where the two were located and taken aboard the lifeboat. They were transported to the shore, and handed into the care of the local Coastguard Rescue Team. They did not require any medical assistance.

Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton commented: 'The RNLI are becoming concerned at the number of calls for people cut off by the tide at Budle Bay. Like many shallow sandy bays with sand banks, the tide can come in very quickly and encircle the unwary. We urge visitors not to attempt to cross the sand flats on an incoming tide, and very high tides are expected later this month.'

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