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Seahouses inshore lifeboat called to assist four people cut off at Budle Bay

Lifeboats News Release

At 2:47pm on Thursday 2 June, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, to assist four people cut off by the tide at Budle Bay.

Seahouses ILB on service

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses ILB on service
High water at Seahouses was at 5:32pm.

Local Coastguards Officers from Howick and Seahouses were also deployed to the scene. On the lifeboat's arrival at Budle Bay, local Coastguards reported that the people had safely come ashore. The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.

Seahouses Helmsman Tim Stienlet added: 'We really urge visitors to be aware of the speed of incoming tides when walking across sandy bays such as Budle Bay. The fast rising tide can swiftly encircle and cut off the unwary. Fortunately today, all got safely ashore.'

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