Four trapped by tide on Holy Island causeway

The causeway to Holy Island. 'Picture by Jane Coltman
The causeway to Holy Island. 'Picture by Jane Coltman

Four people were rescued when their cars were cut off by the tide on Holy Island causeway this afternoon.

Holy Island Coastguard was called to help two cars, with four occupants, caught by the incoming tide.

People are regularly rescued from the causeway after being cut off by the tide, despite tide times and warning signs clearly posted at either side of the causeway.

This latest incident sparked criticism on Facebook of drivers who ignore the warnings - and praise for the Coastguard team for their work.

Graeme Lawton commented: “Going to end in tears one day, hope to God not. Another top job by Holy Island Coastguard.”

Shirley Em said: “Tut tut! When will they ever learn? Well done guys.”

And Carol Spackman posted: “It just amazes me the chances people take. We always go by tide times. It is not hard.”