Seahouses lifeboat assists two people stranded on the Causeway at Holy Island

Lifeboats News Release

At 2:48pm on Friday 18 March 2022, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat to investigate a report of two people from a car, trapped by the rising tide on Holy Island Causeway, while attempting to cross the causeway outside of the safe crossing times.

Seahouses ILB on service

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Seahouses ILB on service
Coastguard teams from Holy Island and Seahouses were also mobilised.

Safe crossing times were from 6:15am until 12:50pm and from 6:45pm until 1:05am (on Saturday).

The two people were described as wet and cold from the waist down and were in the refuge Box. Their vehicle was abandoned on the causeway, and was partially submerged.

The two were taken aboard the inshore lifeboat, and landed safely on the mainland side, where they were handed into the care of local Coastguard Officers from Seahouses. The lifeboat then returned to station.

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Holy Island Causeway at low tide

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Holy Island Causeway at low tide
Holy Island Causeway Refuge Box

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Holy Island Causeway Refuge Box

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