Zetland FM Local News - 23rd May 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 23rd May 2016.
Both Redcar lifeboats were in operation yesterday afternoon after a man became cut off by the tide at Huntcliffe at Saltburn.
Crews from Redcar RNLI Station were requested by the coastguard just after twenty past two yesterday afternoon to assist the man, who was at a notorious cut off point known as "Penny Hole".
By the time the lifeboats arrived the man had managed to get himself past the cut off point by wading waist high in water, at times being pushed dangerously into the base of the cliff amongst the rocks.
Members of the Coastguard assist in bringing the casualty along the beach to safety and checked to see if any medical treatment was required.
However although cold and wet, he was otherwise okay and left the area without requiring assistance.
Police are warning the public to be vigilant following a number of purse dips in the town centre in last few weeks.
The most recent was on Saturday lunchtime.
Officers from the Redcar and Cleveland Neighbourhood policing team are particularly warning elderly residents to keep handbags zipped up and purses hidden from view.
Police advice is never to put your handbag or purse on the top of your shopping trolley.
Anyone who spots anyone removing items from purses, or acting suspiciously, should contact police.
A special fundraiser to help a 4-year-old girl from East Cleveland took place at the weekend.
Mia Mary May from Carlin How, was diagnosed with a devastating brain tumour last August and given just nine to twelve months to live.
Customers and staff at the Railway Arms at Brotton held a fundraising day for Mia on Saturday featuring live music, a rodeo bull and a wrecking ball.
The fundraising target was £4,500, however in a post on the pubs Facebook page yesterday, it was revealed that the total money raised now stand at £5000, with more money due to come in.
The organisers of the event have thanked everyone who has taken part in the fundraising.