Car cut off on Holy Island causeway

The Seahouses inshore lifeboat crew alongside the stranded car, rescuing the men and their property.
The Seahouses inshore lifeboat crew alongside the stranded car, rescuing the men and their property.

A LIFEBOAT was launched yesterday afternoon after a vehicle became stranded on the Holy Island causeway.

Around 3pm, over two hours after the safe crossing time ended, the Seahouses inshore lifeboat was launched to go to the assistance of a Mercedes which had cut out in the deep water, whose occupants could not reach the refuge box.

When they arrived on the scene the two men, one from Sunderland, and one from Chester le Street, were inside the car with their feet on the dashboard to keep out of the sea water which had flooded the car. The car is likely to be written off.

Seahouses lifeboat operations manager Ian Clayton said: “It is almost unbelievable, that despite all of the publicity, here is another stranding incident.

“I would be curious to see what excuse the latest casualties put on their insurance claim form.”