Drone films taxi driver getting stranded in rising tide off Holy Island

'I guess they just had to wait for nature to take its course before they could leave'

Uber driver rescued after caught by rising tide on Holy Island crossing

An Uber driver taking passengers to the UK mainland from Lindisfarne Castle became trapped in the rising sea tide and had to be rescued by the coastguard.

The white car was caught in the waves on the Holy Island causeway off the coast of north east England. The bridge has designated safe crossing times which all drivers are advised about.

Video footage from a drone showed the taxi ploughing through the River Tyne before reaching a landing point in the middle of the crossing, where his passengers disembarked and continued on foot.

Rescue officers from RNLI arrived shortly after in a lifeboat to assist the stranded people, who all waved to the camera as they waited.

Mark Bradshaw, 41, from Seaton Burn, caught the incident on his drone camera and said he'd "never seen anything as ridiculous as that", according to the Chronicle.

"I went out to Holy Island with a friend to take footage of the castle. We saw the vehicle coming over from the island side. It was very brave of him and I decided to film him.

"One of the passengers got out and walked up and down, pondering what their next move was. I guess they just had to wait for nature to take its course before they could leave."

A spokesperson from the Holy Island Coastguard said the three people were taken off the bridge and taken to the station. After the waters receded, they were taken back to the vehicle and drove off.

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