Zetland FM Local News - 1st August 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 1st August 2016.
A number of people had a lucky escape after a section of cliff at Saltburn collapsed yesterday morning.
The incident happened at around 10.20am yesterday approximately 500 yards from the Ship Inn at Saltburn.
Local man Andrew Pearson witnessed the collapse. He said that he heard a loud cracking noise immediately before rocks began to fall from the cliff face.
Mr Pearson managed to grab his camera and take a number of photographs, which can be seen on the Zetland FM Facebook page.
Although a number of members of the public were nearby, it is not believed that anyone was hurt in the collapse.
A routine emergency call for the volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat took an unexpected twist when a pod of dolphins appeared alongside the lifeboat off Redcar.
The Redcar lifeboat Leicester Challenge III was tasked to a small fishing boat stranded 4 miles off Redcar after its engine failed.
A tow was rigged and the lifeboat was proceeding towards the River tees when a dozen dolphins appeared alongside the lifeboat.
The dolphins played in the bow wave of the lifeboat for several minutes before disappearing.
RNLI helmsman Mike Picknett told Zetland FM that the crew were settling in for a slow tow towards the Tees to put the fishing boat back on its moorings when the dolphins appeared.
He said the lifeboat was surrounded by at least a dozen dolphins, and they stayed with the boat right up to the wind farm, before disappearing.
Dozens of athletes have swam, biked and ran their way across Redcar as part of yesterday's Redcar Triathlon.
157 competitors took part in the gruelling event, which started at 10am yesterday.
Competitors had to complete a 750 metre swim, before cycling a 20 kilometre course along the seafront and finishing with a 5 kilometre run involving three circuits of the boating lake and promenade.
The family and friends of those taking part lined the beach and nearby roads to cheer on the participants.
Finishing the event in first place was Daniel Jenkins, from Durham, in a time of 1 hour 4 minutes and 46 seconds.