Zetland FM Local News - 20th June 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 20th June 2016.
A man walking his dog has had to be rescued after falling down a slope at South Gare breakwater.
The man, believed to be in his 60s, broke his leg in the fall which happened at around 1pm on Saturday.
The North East Air Ambulance Service rapid response team were first on the scene, with a fire appliance from Redar Fire Station also attending to give assistance in lifting the injured man, who had become lodged at the bottom of the steep slope.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment. It is believed that his injuries included a snapped tibula and fibula in his right leg.
Around 200 people turned up to take part in a seafront walk honouring Boro commentator Ali Brownlee yesterday.
They walked along the coast road from Marske to Redcar to remember Ali, whose death in February from cancer rocked Teesside.
Boro legends Bernie Slaven and Jim Platt were among those who took part in yesterdays walk along the Coast Road from Marske to Redcar.
The event was organised by a close friend of Ali’s, Mike Findley, who has Motor Neurone Disease and has organised a walk every year since 2005 as a way to raise funds for research into the disease.
Around £840 was raised during the walk, which will be donated to Motor Neurone Disease charities.
A man from our area has completed a mammoth charity bike ride in order to raise funds for our local branch of the Royal British Legion.
Andy McLeod from Marske set off from the cenotaph on Whitehall in London at the stroke of midnight yesterday. He arrived at the cenotaph on Coatham Road in Redcar just after 10.30 yesterday evening, meaning that completing the 283 mile journey in just over 22 and a half hours.
Andy cycled the entire journey with a poppy wreath on his back, and stopped off at seven points along the way to place a small commemorative cross on war memorials along his route.
Andy spoke to Zetland FM at the end of his epic journey.