Zetland FM Local News - 31st May 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 31st May 2016.
A Redcar man had to be airlifted to hospital after falling from a motocross bike in County Durham shortly after noon yesterday.
He suffered serious injuries to his pelvis and leg.
The man, who is in his thirties, was treated on scene at a motocross track near to the village of Stanley near Crook, before being flown to the speciality treatment unit at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
He is described as being in a stable condition and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Volunteers of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called out to Guisborough Forest on Saturday to help a 50 year old mountain biker from Redcar who had come off his bike on one of the downhill routes and sustained shoulder injuries.
Rescue services were alerted by one of the man's colleagues and quickly located the injured cyclist in the woods.
He was treated at the scene before being transported to James Cook University Hospital in a Team Landrover ambulance.
The incident lasted about an hour and involved 12 Mountain Rescue Team members.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for our area.
Outbreaks of rain are expected to affect parts of eastern England through much of tonight and tomorrow morning, with the rain becoming torrential at times with the risk of thunder, especially near coasts and over hills exposed to the northeast.
The public are warned to be aware of the risk of local surface water flooding.
Local RNLI volunteers are asking the community to join them in a sponsored fundraising event.
The crew based at Redcar are to row 850 miles on unique “Water Rower” rowing machines donated for the event.
850 miles is the actual coastal distance from Redcar Lifeboat Station to the RNLI HQ in Poole, Dorset and return.
The teams will have the opportunity to complete their task over several weeks in the Redcar RNLI Lifeboat Station at convenient times culminating in a grand finish on Redcar RNLI Flag Day on the 16th July.
If you're interested in taking part please contact Howard, the Deputy Launching Authority on 07753 976 720 for further details and enrolment.