Zetland FM Local News - 24th August 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 24th August 2016.
Investigations are continuing, following the discovery of a body, believed to be that of vulnerable missing Lingdale woman Pat Kettlewell.
The body was found in Guisborough Woods, after Pat went missing on Saturday morning and was seen catching a bus to Guisborough.
An extensive Police, helicopter and Mountain Rescue search was made on Sunday, after a woman dog walker reported to Police that she had walked briefly with Pat in the woods towards Belmangate after helping her get up from a fall. Police officers are keen for the un-named woman to come forward and speak with them.
Meanwhile, specialist liason officers are assisting the family of Pat Kettlewell after the find. Listeners have been reacting to the news on the Zetland FM Facebook page, offering their condolences.
An RNLI lifeguard leapt into action on Monday afternoon, after an elderly man and his grandson got caught out by the tide at Redcar.
Josh Kidd received a call from the Coastguard at around 3.10pm alerting him to the incident and he located the two, who'd been cut off by the tide at West Scar, which is some distance from the charity’s red and yellow safety swim zone.
Josh waded out to the pair and guided them back to the shore, where both were checked over and found to be injury free.
For more sea safety advice in the warm weather, visit the RNLI page
Today, the The Tees Valley’s political leaders will be meeting to look to the future following the EU referendum – identifying opportunities and avoiding the risks as UK moves towards exiting the European Union.
A report is due to go before the Tees Valley Combined Authority Board on the impact of Britain leaving the EU, which includes managing the risks of losing up to £170m of support from EU funding, changes to the types and levels of funding available, to relationships in the business sector and also the effect on foreign students enrolling in the region plus changes to regulations as well as access to some funding.
Although the prospect of Brexit creates a number of serious risks to the Tees Valley’s economy, the Combined Authority is also looking to concentrate on the opportunities it could present over the longer term, including devolved funding, inward investment and access to International business markets.
It will also look to encourage foreign businesses to set up and support colleges and Universities to attract International students.