Zetland FM Local News - 19th September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 19th September 2016
Three teenagers cut off by the rising tide had to be rescued by the Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat on Saturday.
The trio, two boys and a girl, and all from Redcar, were exploring East Scar rocks when they found themselves marooned by the rapidly rising sea.
One of the boys dialled 999 and UK Coastguard tasked the lifeboat just before 1pm.
They were rescued cold and wet but otherwise unharmed and taken back to the lifeboat station to rewarm.
Since the beginning of the year Redcar RNLI crews have been involved in incidents where a total of 18 people, mostly teenagers, have become stranded by the tide at Redcar and mainly at Saltburn.
Last week it was announced that the RNLI lifeguard service would be extended to cover weekends at Saltburn until the end of September. Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are placing additional signage on the beach at Saltburn warning of the dangers of the incoming tide.
Officers from Redcar Neighbourhood Policing Team have detained a man following the theft of a moped in the town.
On Saturday police received numerous reports of a moped been ridden erratically around the Redcar area.
Following the reports, officers from Redcar Neighbourhood Policing Team assisted in the recovery of a black moped, which had been stolen a couple of days earlier in the Larkswood area of Redcar.
A man, believed to be the rider of the vehicle, was detained nearby.
Over 35,000 visitors have flocked to the award-winning Festival of Thrift at its new location at Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds near Redcar.
The large-scale, family-friendly event at the weekend proved to be hugely popular with crowds flooding onto the site throughout the two day extravaganza to enjoy the jam-packed programme of activities.
Festival-goers had a choice of over 140 things to do, see and take part in, including a series of workshops and demonstrations on subjects ranging from foraging for food and wild baking, to talks from a mum of five about how to be hard up and happy.
Festival of Thrift co-founder Wayne Hemingway told Zetland FM this years festival was bigger and better than ever.