Seahouses inshore lifeboat called to vehicle trapped on Holy Island Causeway

Lifeboats News Release

At 5.50pm on Tuesday 30 August 2022, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, to assist three people, with three children and a dog, who had abandoned their car on the Causeway, and made their way into the Refuge Box.

Holy Island Causeway Refuge Box

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Holy Island Causeway Refuge Box
The local Coastguard Rescue Teams were already in attendance. High tide at Holy Island was 5.40pm and the safe crossing time was from 9:00am until 3.30pm, and from 9:15pm until 3:40am that day.

Seahouses inshore lifeboat launched and on arrival, evacuated the casualties from the Refuge Box, requiring two trips and landed them on the mainland side of the Causeway, where they were handed in to the care of local Coastguards.

Seahouses RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Clayton added: 'They had attempted to cross just before high tide and didn't appreciate the risk until it was too late. Fortunately, none of the group were any the worse for their experience, although their car could be written off, depending on the level of salt water ingress.'

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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]

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