Seahouses inshore lifeboat called to car cut off by tide at Holy Island Causeway

Lifeboats News Release

At 3:51pm on Wednesday 16 August 2023, Seahouses inshore lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard, to go to the assistance of the occupants of a car, totally cut off by the tide, on the Holy Island Causeway bridge beside the refuge Box.

Seahouses D Class RNLB Grace Darling launching on service

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses D Class RNLB Grace Darling launching on service
Local Coastguard Teams had also been mobilised from Berwick and Holy Island.

The inshore lifeboat launched and made best speed to Holy Island. On arrival of the lifeboat, the two vehicle occupants were recovered from the Refuge Box, and handed into the care of the Berwick Coastguard Team, on the mainland side of the Causeway. On this occasion, the casualties were French tourists, who may have failed to appreciate or understand the warning notices. The inshore lifeboat then returned to station.

The safe crossing times were from 7:00am until 2:00pm and unsafe (Causeway closed) 2:00pm until 7:10pm. High tide at Holy Island was 4:07pm.

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Tide flowing over Holy Island Causeway

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Tide flowing over Holy Island Causeway

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