Driver rescued after being caught out on Holy Island causeway in latest incident at Northumberland beauty spot

A driver had to be rescued by after getting caught out by the rising tide in the latest incident on the Holy Island causeway.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 10:41 am
Seahouses inshore lifeboat crew at Holy Island causeway.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat were scrambled to the aid of the driver, who had made it to the refuge box at Holy Island, at 1.39pm on Saturday, March 13

The man was brought ashore by lifeboat and arrangements were made to recover his vehicle at low tide.

Coastguards said high tide at Holy Island was 2.56pm and would completely cover the causeway.

Holy Island causeway.

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A spokesperson said: “The vehicle had attempted to cross contrary to the safe crossing times displayed at either sides of the causeway.

“Due to the cold and the anticipated big tide, it was considered necessary to evacuate the casualty to safety.

"Once safely brought ashore by the lifeboat, he was handed into the care of local coastguard officers on the mainland end of the causeway.

"Arrangements were made to recover his vehicle when the tide receded.”

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