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Seahouses inshore lifeboat launched to assist stranded walkers

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.44pm on Sunday 4 June, Seahouses inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by the Coastguard, to assist two adults and a child, reported to be cut off by the rising tide at Budle Bay.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat launching


Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat launching
The casualties were walking across the sand flats there.

The inshore lifeboat launched and made best speed to Budle Bay. On arrival, the casualties were seen safely ashore on the beach. The inshore lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Seahouses volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Clayton added: 'While it can be very tempting and enjoyable to walk across the sand flats at places like Budle Bay and Holy Island, we do urge visitors to be careful, as the tide rises quite quickly, and can encircle the unwary. Fortunately, on this occasion, the casualties got ashore safely and unaided.'

Later at 2.07pm Seahouses lifeboat received a further call from the Coastguard, to transport two paramedics to Holy Island aboard the all-weather lifeboat, for a medical emergency there. The Causeway was closed by the tide. As the ambulance crew arrived at the lifeboat station, there was a further update from the ambulance service, cancelling the need for the paramedics. The lifeboat crew were stood down prior to launching.

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

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