Holy Island search in torrential rain finds missing pair

Two people were found after a search in foul weather by coastguard and lifeboat teams around Holy Island.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 13th June 2019, 1:36 pm
Updated Monday, 17th June 2019, 12:38 pm
Coastguard teams on Holy Island.
Coastguard teams on Holy Island.

Holy Island Coastguard rescue team was p aged last Wednesday night to help locate a missing 7ft tender with two people on board.

Seahouses Lifeboat searched the area directly around Guile Point and found the casualties to the south west of the reported location.

They were checked out by the onboard doctor and returned safe and well to Holy Island harbour, where their yacht was moored.

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Holy Island Coastguard, posting on Facebook, wrote: ‘With strong winds and torrential rain, conditions weren't great, and visibility was poor.

“Local knowledge is a big part of our role.”