Seahouses lifeboat assists two people stranded at St Cuthberts Isle

Lifeboats News Release

At 4:32pm on Sunday 6 March 2022, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat to investigate a report of two people cut off by the rising tide, on St Cuthbert’s Isle, beside Holy Island.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat launching

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Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat launching
One was reported to have tried swimming ashore to Holy Island but had turned back to the Isle.

High tide at Holy Island for Sunday 6 March was 5:06pm. The Coastguard Operations Room were concerned for the welfare of the two due to the possible risk of hypothermia in the cold conditions, and the time they would have to wait for the tide to recede, before they could get back onto Holy Island.

The inshore lifeboat crew were paged, and made best speed to Holy Island. On arrival, the two were quickly located, and transported from St Cuthbert’s Isle, onto Holy Island, where they were handed into the care of the local Coastguard Rescue Team. The person who tried to swim ashore, was wearing a wetsuit, and no medical assistance was required for either casualty.

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Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat at sea

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Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat at sea

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