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Launch Report 001/2014


At 12.27hr on Monday 14th April 2014, Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch by Humber Coastguard, following a report of two persons cut off by the tide at St Cuthbert's Island, beside Holy Island. Local shore based Coastguards from Holy Island were also attending.

On arrival the Inshore Lifeboat recovered both persons, and landed them safely on Holy Island, into the care of waiting local Coastguard Officers. Neither person required any medical attention.

The RNLI have no further information as to the identity of the casualties, as their details were taken by the Coastguard Officers at the scene.

The Inshore Lifeboat then returned to station at 13.55hr that day. While the crew were on station, having refueled and washed down the Inshore Lifeboat, the Coastguard again paged the Duty Launch Authority, requesting the Inshore Lifeboat to launch to a report of persons trapped on Holy Island Causeway, having been cut off by the rising tide. They were believed to be in the Refuge Box. As the crew were about to launch the Inshore Lifeboat for a second time, the Coastguard cancelled the request, as the RAF Rescue Helicopter was in the immediate area, and had deployed to the incident. It is understood that the persons were winched to safety and landed into the care of local Coastguard Rescue Officers. The RNLI had no involvement in this incident, and have no further information about the persons or vehicles involved.

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