Seahouses inshore lifeboat called to vehicle cut off on Holy Island Causeway

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.41pm on Wednesday 7 September, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, to assist two elderly people who had abandoned their car on the Causeway and were attempting to wade ashore.

Holy Island Causeway

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Holy Island Causeway
The local Coastguard Rescue Teams were also mobilised. High tide at Holy Island was 1:15pm, and the safe crossing time was from 2:35am until 11:10am, and from 3:55pm until 11:25pm that day.

Seahouses inshore lifeboat launched and began making best speed to the Causeway. The car occupants were later reported to have waded ashore safely where they were met by local Coastguards. The inshore lifeboat was not required, so was stood down and returned to station.

Seahouses RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Clayton said: 'I cannot add any more than has been already said about previous incidents. The signage and safe crossing times are there to protect the public, and to prevent incidents as happened today.'

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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]


Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat D-828 Grace Darling at the Causeway

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat D-828 Grace Darling at the Causeway

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