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Seahouses lifeboat called to vehicle stranded on Holy Island Causeway

Lifeboats News Release

At 4:08pm on Wednesday 25 January 2023, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses RNLI inshore lifeboat to investigate a report of a 4x4 vehicle and two occupants with a dog, cut off while attempting to cross the causeway outside of the safe crossing times.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat D-828 Grace Darling at Holy Island Causeway

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat D-828 Grace Darling at Holy Island Causeway
They were reported to be in the refuge box. The Coastguard Teams from Berwick and Holy Island were also mobilised.

Safe crossing times for Wednesday 25 January 2023 were from 9:05am until 2:55pm and from 9:25pm until 3:40am (Thursday), with high tide at Holy Island at 5.16pm.

Seahouses RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Clayton, added: 'Another vehicle has attempted to cross the Causeway without heeding the safe crossing times. We can only appeal to drivers visiting Holy Island to take note of the signs and safe crossing notices. That way you can avoid turning a pleasant and enjoyable visit to Holy Island, into a bad memory with the possible right off of your vehicle. If anyone does get into difficulty, they should call 999 and ask for the Coastguard as soon as possible.'

The casualties were landed on the mainland side of the Causeway, where they were handed into the care of Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team, and were offered appropriate safety advice.

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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: ian_clayton@rnli,org.uk
Holy Island Causeway Refuge Box

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Holy Island Causeway Refuge Box

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