At 13:42hr on Saturday 22 September 2018, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of 4 persons from two vehicles, cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway. The occupants had attempted to cross contrary to the displayed safe crossing times.
The Inshore Lifeboat was taken to the Causeway by road, due to the choppy sea conditions, and launched there. The four persons were assessed by the Lifeboat crew, and brought ashore on the mainland side, where they were handed into the care of local Coastguard Officers. No medical assistance was required. The Inshore Lifeboat was then recovered and returned to station.
Safe crossing times for today were – From 04:35hr till 12:30hr and from 17:20hr till 00:35hr (Sun).