Vehicle caught out by tide on Holy Island Causeway

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Emergency services were called to Holy Island Causeway this afternoon after a vehicle became stranded by the rising tide.

The inshore lifeboat crew from Seahouses RNLI and the Coastguard from Seahouses and Holy Island were called to the scene. A Swiftwater team from Berwick and a fire engine from Seahouses were also present, while another appliance from Alnwick and a further one from Eyemouth attended, but were stood down. The search and rescue helicopter from Prestwick was also called out.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 1.21pm and the RNLI's help was requested. A RNLI spokesman said that there were two people in the car - a male and a female - and one of them had a medical condition reducing mobility. The driver had managed to drive the vehicle to close to the refuge box in the middle of the Causeway and once the tide lowered, they were able to drive to the land with the assistance of the Coastguard.