Last lifeboat call of the year for Seahouses in 2022
At 9.13pm on Friday 30 December 2022, the UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat, following a request for assistance from the North East Ambulance Service, to transport an ambulance crew to Holy Island for an ill elderly person.
With the paramedics aboard, the lifeboat made the best and safest speed to the Island. The sea conditions were quite choppy with a gusting south westerly wind. On arrival at Holy Island at 10.25pm, the local Coastguard Rescue Team met the lifeboat at the pier. They transported the ambulance crew to the patient’s location. High tide at Holy Island was 8:31pm, and the Causeway was closed to road traffic from 6:35pm until 11:30pm.
The tide was dropping, so the Holy Island Coastguard Unit could safely cross the Causeway with the ambulance crew and their patient, and transport them back to their ambulance at Seahouses Harbour. Meanwhile at 11:00pm Seahouses lifeboat was released and returned to station at 11:20pm.
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