Search carried out around Holy Island

Seahouses lifeboat crew were called out on Tuesday night after the coastguard received a report of people on rocks being cut off by the rising tide on Holy Island.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 10 February, 2016, 08:00
Seahouses lifeboat

Both the all-weather and inshore lifeboat crew were paged for launch at 10.20pm in preparation of a search.

Ten minutes later the lifeboats were cancelled as the people had been located by local coastguards on Holy Island, and brought to safety.

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Although they had headlamps, they had become disorientated in the dark and were alarmed by the incoming tide, and feared that they were being cut off, on rocks on the east side of the island.

Seahouses Lifeboat operations manager Ian Clayton commented: “We were pleased that Holy Island Coastguards located them so quickly, and all turned out well. In such circumstances, it is important to get search resources in place quickly. Thankfully on this occasion, they were not needed.”