Zetland FM Local News - 26th May 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 26th May 2016.
There are unconfirmed reports that human remains have reportedly been found in a farmer’s field near Redcar.
According to posts on social media, police were called to Thrushwood Farm at Yearby, just before 4pm yesterday afternoon, where it is believed the remains of a body had been discovered.
A cordon has been placed on the site whilst forensic officers carry out investigations.
According to an eyewitness, police cars were on scene and a blue police forensic tent had been erected in the middle of a round stack of hay bales.
Redcar RNLI has issued a bank holiday warning about the perils of being trapped by the tide at Saltburn.
Already this year there have been four emergencies at Huntcliff, involving 10 people, who have found themselves cut off by the rising tide.
The rescues have called on the services of the RNLI lifeboats from Redcar, police and coastguard helicopters and coastguard rescue teams, and some of those rescued have spent time in hospital.
If you are using the beach, the RNLI advice is to
Check the tide times before you venture out to place where you could get trapped.
Always look for areas of the beach patrolled by lifeguards - look for the yellow and red flags.
Never swim on your own. Always have someone with you who can raise the alarm.
If you go on the sea in any sort of craft, always wear a lifejacket.
If you get into difficulties, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard. Stay calm and stay on the line. Otherwise, raise your arm in the air and shout for help.
Tide times for Saltburn can be found on the Redcar RNLI website at www.redcarlifeboat.org.uk and for more sea safety advice visit the RNLI website www.rnli.org.uk.
The life and career of the famed Middle East explorer Gertrude Bell is to be put on display in the town where she grew up when an exhibition begins at Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds.
The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell tells the story of the North East adventurer who played a key part in the creation of Iraq and Jordan after the conclusion of World War One.
Born in Washington Hall, Gertrude lived in Red Barns on Kirkleatham Street in Redcar during her early years before becoming the first woman to get a First Class degree at Oxford after studying Modern History.
As well as a historian, she was an archaeologist and mountaineer, who climbed Mont Blanc at the turn of the 1900s, and her fascination with the Middle East saw her spend 10 years exploring the region.
All this, and more, will be showcased at Kirkleatham Museum from Saturday, May 28, to January 2017 with diaries, letters, pictures and other items from her life all on display to the public.
To find out more about the exhibit go to: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/kirkleathammuseum.