Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station, Seafield Road, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7SH. Tel: 01665 720370

Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station


News Release 010/2020

PERSONS CUT OFF BY TIDE AT BUDLE BAY.

At 15:28hr on Wednesday 24 June 2020, UK Coastguard requested Seahouses ILB to go to the assistance of 2 adults, 2 children and a dog, cut off on a sandbank, by the rising tide at Budle Bay, north of Bamburgh. Local Coastguard Officers were also deployed.

As the lifeboat reached the slipway, and was about to enter the water, the Coastguard cancelled the launch, as the casualties had managed to get ashore unaided. Local Coastguard Officers were on the scene. The Lifeboat was returned to station, and the crew stood down.

There have been several similar incidents at Budle Bay over the last two years, and the RNLI urge visitors to the area to be aware of how quickly the tide comes into areas like Budle Bay and Holy Island, and to take care on large sandy bay areas, and avoid the risk of becoming stranded.