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Seahouses Lifeboat called out three times in the first nine days of August

Lifeboats News Release

Seahouses Lifeboat Crew have been called into action three times in the first nine days of August, as crowds flock to the coast to enjoy the summer sun.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat D-828 "RNLB Grace Darling"on service

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat D-828 "RNLB Grace Darling"on service
The first call came at 17:01 on Monday 1 August to investigate an object in the water off Seahouses Harbour. There was initially concern that it could have been the upturned hull of a small boat. Fortunately, it was found to be a large piece of driftwood, which the Inshore Lifeboat towed to the beach at Annstead, to avoid it becoming a hazard to navigation.

The second call came at 14:47 on Tuesday 2 August, concerning two paddle boarders in possible difficulty off Bamburgh. However, they managed to get ashore unaided, and were checked by the local Coastguard Rescue Team and Inshore Lifeboat Crew to ensure they were well.

The third call came at 13:09 on Tuesday 9 August, regarding a report of a car with four passengers and a dog cut off on Holy Island Causeway while attempting to cross contrary to the displayed safe crossing times. On this occasion, local Coastguard Rescue Officers managed to escort the people and their dog to safety prior to the arrival of the Inshore Lifeboat.

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