Emergency services rush to Holy Island after 'stranded vehicle' reported on causeway

Emergency services rushed to Holy Island after reports that a vehicle and its occupants were trapped on the island’s causeway not long before high tide.

Friday, 18th September 2020, 9:59 am

An RNLI statement read: “At 3pm on Thursday, September 17, 2020, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of a vehicle and occupants, reported stranded on Holy Island Causeway.

“The Holy Island Coastguard team had also been mobilised. On arrival, the Inshore Lifeboat commenced a search of the causeway, and the crew spoke with people present in the area both on the mainland side and on the Island side.

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The Coastguard and the RNLI were called to reports of a vehicle and its occupants stranded on Holy Island Causeway.

"No trace of a vehicle or persons could be found on the causeway’s entire length, and no persons were in the refuge box.

"After an extensive and thorough search of the area, the Inshore Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.”

The RNLI said high tide on Thursday was at 3.38pm.

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