People rescued from Holy Island Causeway by emergency teams after vehicle gets stuck

People were helped to safety after their vehicle became stuck while on the causeway at Holy Island.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 5:13 pm

Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team, the team from the island, Northumbria Police and the Inshore Lifeboat from Seahouses RNLI were alerted following a report the vehicle had got into difficulties.

The report was made at 11.51am today, Saturday, May 22.

A spokesperson for the Berwick team said: “Once on scene it became apparent that the occupants of the vehicle were closer to the island, than the mainland.

The emergency services were called to the Holy Island Causeway after a vehicle became stuck. Image copyright Google.
The emergency services were called to the Holy Island Causeway after a vehicle became stuck. Image copyright Google.

"Our flank team from HM Coastguard Holy Island managed to approach the vehicle and rescue the stranded occupants of the vehicle.

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"They were then taken back to the Island to be checked over.

“With news that all occupants of the vehicle were safe and well, we were stood down to return to station.

"The ILB from Seahouses Lifeboat Station was also stood down.

“Also in attendance at the incident were officers from Northumbria Police.”

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