Coastguards respond to Holy Island causeway call-out

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Another vehicle has flouted the safe crossing times and was cut off by the tide on the Holy Island Causeway this afternoon.

Posting on Facebook, the Holy Island Coastguard Rescue Team said: 'The team were tasked at 1358 this afternoon by Coastguard Operations Centre Humber to a vehicle with two persons onboard cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway. The casualties were assisted by our Coastguard Rescue Officers back to Holy Island.'

Last month, a woman who was stranded on Holy Island Causeway after being caught out by the rising tide called for barriers to be installed to stop similar incidents. Lavinia Edwards and her husband Keith, who were visiting the area on holiday, were trapped on the crossing on Tuesday, May 3, resulting in emergency services being scrambled to the scene.

And in April, a group of Swiss tourists made a 'generous donation' to the RNLI after two of them were rescued from the Causeway.