Photo shows the Wooler Fire Crew returning to station from Seahouses.

Photo shows Wooler Fire Crew returning, RNLI station in background.

Seahouses RNLI were called out by the Coastguard at 3.50am on Sunday morning 24 March 2019, following a request from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service to assist a fire crew to reach Holy Island. There was a chimney fire in what was reported as a terrace of houses. In such cases, the fire can quickly spread. Fire Crews from Berwick and Belford had just been able to cross the causeway, where the tide was flooding. Seahouses RNLI were requested to transport an additional Wooler fire crew. There is a fire engine on Holy Island, but there is no one on the island  trained to use it. Local coastguards usually transport the fire crew to the fire station there in such circumstances.

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Photos show the vehicle on the causeway as the lifeboat approached, and the Refuge Box.

Seahouses RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was on a training exercise at the Farne Islands at 3.09pm on Saturday 23 March 2019, when they were tasked by UK Coastguard to go to the assistance of a motor vehicle, reported to be swamped on Holy Island Causeway. Two occupants had managed to reach the refuge box after abandoning the vehicle.

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