Zetland FM Local News - 30th May 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 30th May 2016.
A kitesurfer had to be rescued after getting into difficulties at Saltburn on Saturday.
Just after 4.30 on Saturday afternoon crews from the Redcar RNLI station were called, and were preparing to launch the lifeboats in order to go to the aid of the kitesurfer.
However, according to the Redcar Lifeboat Facebook page, the launch was cancelled after the kitesurfer was rescued by jetski riders at the scene.
The incident comes just days after the Redcar RNLI issued a Bank Holiday warning about the perils of being trapped by the tide at Saltburn.
If you are using the beach this Bank Holiday, and if you get into difficulties, RNLI advice is to 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 Saltburn Yarn Stormers have struck again on the towns Victorian pier.
The secretive group of knitters have once again left a colourful display of knitting to the pier.
The group, whose identities remain unknown, attached their latest creations to the pier during darkness in order to protect their identities.
Stretching over 40 metres long, the Yarn Stormers work includes knitted figures, landmarks and phrases that all celebrate the county of Yorkshire.
QR codes have been attached to many of the pieces enabling visitors to be able to scan them for further information.
This year's 'Yorkshire' theme follows on from previous years where the theme has been the World Cup, the Olympics, the Queen's Jubilee and Alice in Wonderland.
Thousands of people have headed to Redcar for the 'Kick Off The Summer' event, organised by the Friends of Redcar.
Visitors to the town have enjoyed the sight of sand sculptors creating some fantastic creations on the Esplanade, including a tawny owl, a tree stump with a grinning face, and a pair of space invaders.
Today is the final day of the event, with activities throughout the day.
The chairman of Friends of Redcar, and the main organiser of the event, is Councillor Carl Quartermain.