Car crossing the Holy Island Causeway was cut off by tide

Two people attempting to cross the Holy Island Causeway in Northumberland had to be rescued when they were cut off by the rising tide.

The couple, believed to be Australians on holiday, were crossing the three-mile Causeway outside of the safe crossing times.

When the tide began to rise, the couple moved to the in the Refuge Box, where stranded crossers can stay in safety until they are rescued.

Humber Coastguard requested the launch of the Seahouses inshore lifeboat, and she brought the couple back to the mainland shore.

This incident marks the eighth time Seahouses RNLI have been called to the Causeway.

“This latest incident, the eighth we have been called to this year, leaves me at a loss for words,” said Seahouses RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton. “I am seriously concerned that motorists seem to continue to be oblivious about the danger of driving their cars into the North Sea.