Seahouses inshore lifeboat launched to assist Coastguards and Fire Service

Lifeboats News Release

At 2.36pm on Thursday 22 June 2023, Seahouses inshore lifeboat was called to stand by at the mud flats between Fenham and Holy Island.

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat launching
Local Coastguards and the Fire Service were attempting to rescue two adults, stuck in the mud with a rising tide.

The inshore lifeboat was quickly launched and made best speed to the location. On arrival on scene, the lifeboat stood by as the tide was rapidly rising. Fortunately, the Coastguards and Fire Service were able to successfully extract the casualties. The lifeboat was not required, and was stood down to return to station. The RNLI have no further information about the casualties.

Seahouses RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Ian Clayton commented: 'Just a note of caution to visitors to this coastline, that care is needed in parts of Budle Bay and on the mudflats leading to Holy Island. Here the sand can become very soft, and trap the unwary.

'The tide also rises quite quickly across the mud flats here. If you are walking in this area, seek local advice and have a means of calling for help. Fortunately, today had a good outcome.'

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