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Seahouses lifeboat called to Holy Island Causeway

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Seahouses inshore lifeboat launched to assist two adults and a child cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat at Holy Island

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Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat at Holy Island
On Thursday 1 June at 1:38pm, Seahouses inshore lifeboat was requested to launch to assist two adults and a child in a car cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway.

They were approximately 100 metres on the island side of the Refuge Box. Due to choppy sea conditions, the lifeboat was taken by road to the Causeway, using the Station Landrover and its launching trailer.

On arrival at the Causeway, the inshore lifeboat was launched and then recovered the casualties from their car, and transported them back to the mainland and where they were handed in the care of local Coastguards. The inshore lifeboat then returned to station by road and was made ready for service at 3:45pm.

High Tide at Holy Island today was at 1:35pm, and safe crossing times were from 3:50am until 11:45am, and from 4:20pm until 00:05am (Friday)

The RNLI Water Safety Team are continuing to promote safe use of the Holy Island Causeway, in an effort to reduce people becoming stranded.

Seahouses volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Ian Clayton added, 'We can only remind and continue to urge motorists visiting the island, to check and comply with the Safe crossing times at Holy Island, which are posted at each end of the Causeway and available from the County Council website.

'When in any doubt, please ask the locals on Holy Island in the shops and cafes. If the water has reached the Causeway, do not attempt to cross as it can get deep around the centre of the crossing. This was the fourth call to the Causeway for Seahouses RNLI this year.'

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

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