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Sunday, 19 June 2011

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Northumberland: playground of the north

A lifeboat volunteer says it is "quite bizarre" that tourists continue to try to drive on a tidal causeway outside safe crossing times. It follows the rescue of an Australian couple who became stranded on the Holy Island causeway, off Northumberland.

Ian Clayton, from the Seahouses station said: "It's incredible that people seem to think they can drive their cars into the North Sea."

In the latest rescue on Thursday the couple had to abandon their hire car to the incoming tide and make their way to the causeway's refuge shelter.

But local people say that it isn't as strange as we may think. Local man Mike Arsrusty, tells us, "This is the cooldest, most borin' pleeus in the warld. Drivin' yor screeve intee the Neerth Sea gives yee a sense that yas alive. Tuh be honest ah reckon it's why Raoul Moat did wot he did."

Northumberland Tourist Board have put on a brave face and tried to laugh it off. "We're givin' yeut life jackets an' bottles iv brandy tuh everyone whe is headin fo' the coast."

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