Mum and children get lost in Island fog

Coastguard officers rescued a woman and her two children after they became lost and disoriented in fog on the north side of Holy Island, near Snipe Point, on Monday.

Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 4:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 8:19 am
Paul Douglas

After a short period, officers located them near the Coves.

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Paul Douglas, station officer at Holy Island Coastguard, said: “The lady did exactly the right thing when she couldn’t find her way back to Holy Island. She stayed in the same location, dialled 999 and asked for the Coastguard. Our Coastguard Operations Centre at Humber was able to narrow down the location of the casualty and dispatch us to the incident.”

On Friday night, the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), coastguard and Seahouses RNLI were called to help a woman on Holy Island in need of urgent medical care. The falling tide eventually allowed an ambulance crew to cross the causeway.