Two people rescued from Holy Island causeway

The rising water at the causeway.
The rising water at the causeway.

Rescue crews were called out to go to the aid of two people who were cut off by the tide on Holy Island causeway – almost two hours after the safe crossing time.

The incident happened at about 12.50pm yesterday. One of the casualties was reported as being claustrophobic and panicking and UK Coastguard requested the pair be brought ashore.

The officers from Holy Island Coastguard made their way to the trapped people by carrying out a wade rescue, where they provided care and first aid.

Seahouses RNLI inshore lifeboat then arrived on scene and both casualties were passed onto it.

Seahouses Coastguard Rescue Team took care of the casualties at the mainland side of the causeway.

Yesterday’s safe-crossing times were from 3.30am until 11.05am.

It is not the first time that motorists have been stranded on the causeway and people are urged to pay attention to the safe-crossing signs and displays.

If you do need help, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.