Busy bank holidays for island coastguard

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While many were celebrating the Diamond Jubilee and enjoying the bank holidays, Holy Island Coastguard was hard at work.

They had to scramble twice, on Monday and Tuesday, after cars tried to cross the Holy Island Causeway outside the safe crossing times.

On Monday, June 4, the coastguard team was paged after two cars tried to cross half-an-hour before high tide.

The following day, the crew was called out again, at around 7.30pm, following the report of a car abandoned in the middle of the road, full of water.

The occupants had abandoned their vehicle before returning later when the water had receded.

The start of the year saw no strandings on the causeway, but there has been a number of incidents since the start of May.

The county council plans to install permanent warning signs this summer.