Seahouses Lifeboat called out to vehicle floating on Holy Island Causeway
At 13:58 on Wednesday 10 August, HM Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat to the report of a vehicle containing two occupants stranded on Holy Island causeway.
The water was up to the bonnet and the vehicle was being pushed off the road by the tide. Seahouses ILB launched and made best safe speed to the scene.
On arrival, Coastguard Officers, who had waded out to the vehicle, were holding the vehicle thereby preventing it from being washed away. The casualties were extracted from the vehicle, and along with the Coastguard officers, transported to the mainland.
The casualties were handed into the care of the Coastguard on the shore. Seahouses ILB then left the scene and returned to station.
Holy Island Crossing Times: Unsafe to cross between 12:05 until 17:30 on 10 August.
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