Tyne & Wear

Another car stranded on Holy Island causeway

The car stranded on Holy Island causeway
Image caption It is the latest in a series of strandings this year

A man and woman were rescued from a refuge box after their car was stranded on Holy Island causeway.

Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat shortly before 14:00 BST. The safe crossing time was until 12:45 BST.

The RNLI said they were cold and wet and the woman had a heart condition. They were brought to shore by lifeboat.

A meeting was held in August to try to solve the issue of strandings on the Northumberland causeway.

Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton said: "The problem continues, despite all of the media coverage.

"I am saddened by the continuation of these incidents, and my greatest fear is that one day, we may have a fatality."

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