Two people rescued from car near high tide point on Holy Island causeway

Lifeboats News Release

Seahouses RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard at 2.50pm on Wednesday 14 August 2019, to go to the assistance of two people and a dog, in a car cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway, at the Holy Island side.

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RNLI/Hazel Bettison

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Holy Island and Berwick Coastguard Teams had also been mobilised. Holy Island Coastguards managed to get the people and dog safely ashore, as the Lifeboat arrived in the area. The Inshore Lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.

The rescue took place more than an hour after the end of safe crossing, and less than an hour before high tide. (Safe Crossing times for today were 6.05am - 1.30pm, High tide at Holy Island was at 3,24pm).

Visitors are reminded to always check safe crossing times, either at the approach to the causeway or online at https://www.visitnorthumberland.com/coast/holy-island/crossing-times

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