Zetland FM Local News - 21st Mar 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 21st March 2016
A dog had a lucky escape yesterday when it became trapped on rocks just as the tide had started to come in.
The dog ran away from its owner while walking at the South Gare near Redcar and ended up stranded on a rocky outcrop on the seaward side of the breakwater.
The owner was unable to get to the dog and called UK Coastguard for assistance.
The Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched, and coastguard teams were sent by road to the location.
When the emergency teams arrived they found the dog had already been rescued by members of the public.
Two men who were in the area were able to reach the dog and carry it back to safety before the tide came in.
A member of the public told the RNLI that the owner had lost the dog and when he found it, it was too distressed to come back to him when he called.
It is understood that the dog was uninjured during the ordeal.
Sky Sports Presenter Jeff Stelling will be in our area later today.
Jeff is taking on an epic charity walk this month to help in the battle against prostate cancer.
The Sky Sports presenter has teamed up with men's health organisation Prostate Cancer UK and will complete 10 walking marathons in 10 days.
Today Jeff is walking from his beloved Hartlepool United to the G.E.R. Stadium, home of Marske United.
Clocking in at more than 250 miles, Jeff's Men United March, will see the 60-year-old check in on 31 football clubs along the way.
Zetland FM will be reporting live from Marske United and talking to Jeff Stelling during this evenings edition of 'Zetland FM Tonight'.
You can find out more at menunitedmarch.org
There were mixed results for our areas football teams this weekend.
Redcar Athletic snatched a 2-1 victory over Richmond Town in a hard fought game with chances to score difficult to come across, as both sides defences performed well in snuffing out the majority of attacks. Chris Atkinson and Sam Webster were the goal scorers for Redcar.
Meanwhile Guisborough Town, suffered a shock 3-nil home defeat against a 10-man Washington at the King George the Fifth Stadium on Saturday.
The Priorymen are hoping to put the disappointment behind them for their next match this coming Wednesday when they take on arch rivals Marske United at the KGV Stadium in the semi-final of the North Riding Senior Cup.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm.