A campervan driver grew to become stranded when he tried to cross a causeway at excessive tide.
The person needed to be rescued when the van grew to become submerged on the Holy Island highway, which is underwater twice a day.
He managed to flee and attain a refuge field. It’s thought he didn’t realise it was unsafe to cross as a result of he spoke little English.
Ian Clayton, from Seahouses RNLI, mentioned: “We suspect that language issues might have contributed to this incident.”
He added: “Fortuitously he was safely introduced ashore and didn’t require medical help.”
The rescue occurred simply after 15:00 GMT on Saturday. Protected crossing occasions to the island – often known as Lindisfarne – on Saturday have been 08:20 till 13:50 and it was unsafe to cross till 20:50.
Northumberland County Council put in warning indicators at both finish of the mile-long causeway in 2012 in a bid to chop the variety of strandings.
They show a message to examine the tide tables adopted by the secure crossing occasions.