Footage captures driver's mad dash across flooded causeway


Incredible aerial footage from the coast of Northumberland has captured the moment a motorist dashed along a flooded causeway despite the incoming tide.

The driver of the red SUV was driving on the Lindisfarne Causeway, which runs between the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and the Northumbrian coast and is submerged by the tide for around 12 hours every day.

According to Chronicle Live, the driver made the trip around an hour after the last advertised safe crossing time, when most of the road was submerged.

Even more incredibly, the car was followed by a white van, and though both vehicles made it across, the RNLI has warned against other motorists trying the feat.

Speaking after a driver got into difficulty on the causeway in November, Ian Clayton, operations manager at the Seahouses lifeboat station, told Chronicle Live: "Year on year the number of people who disregard the signs appears to escalate.

"When the warning signs were installed, the number of rescues dropped but that is growing again. People are putting their lives at risk and we urge people to check the warnings before crossing."