Seahouses lifeboat rescues one adult and four children from Holy Island Causeway

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.59pm on Friday 25 November 2022, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, to assist an adult and four children trapped in a vehicle on Holy Island Causeway.

Holy Island Causeway Refuge Box

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Holy Island Causeway Refuge Box
Some of the crew had already been at sea for most of the night, on a previous call out. The casualties had attempted to cross contrary to the safe crossing times, when their car became overwhelmed by the depth of sea water. Safe crossing times for this date were 07:10am till 1:00pm. High tide at Holy Island was 3:21pm (a high spring tide).

The inshore lifeboat launched and made best speed to the location. The casualties had meanwhile made their way to the refuge box.

On arrival, the lifeboat took three of the casualties to the mainland, leaving a crewman with the remaining two. The lifeboat then returned to pick up the crewman and two other casualties. All five were handed into the care of Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team. None required medical assistance but were cold and damp. The lifeboat then returned to station.

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Seahouses Lifeboat at Holy Island Causeway

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Lifeboat at Holy Island Causeway

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