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

Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Station


News Release 011/2020

6 CHILDREN CUT OFF BY TIDE AT BUDLE BAY.

At 19:03hr on Saturday 11 July 2020, UK Coastguard requested Seahouses ILB to go to the immediate assistance of 6 children reported cut off on a sandbank, by the rising tide at Budle Bay, north of Bamburgh. Local Coastguard Officers were also deployed.

The Inshore Lifeboat was quickly launched, and began making best speed to the incident, when the Coastguard received further information that the children had managed to reach the shore safely and unaided. The Coastguard cancelled the lifeboat, which was released to return to station and stood down. Local Coastguard Officers were on the scene.

There have now been a number of 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. In particular, children should be carefully supervised when visiting these areas. If there are any concerns for the safety of individuals, the Coastguard should be advised at once by calling 999 or 112.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat D-828 “Grace Darling” full speed to Budle Bay, and after “Stand down - return to station” from the Coastguard. Note face coverings in use as per RNLI Covid-19 directives.