Zetland FM Local News - 27th March 2017
Police have released the names of two boys whose bodies were found at Huntcliff in Saltburn on Friday;
A woman was rescued from the sea at Saltburn by the crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat on Friday;
...and emergency services were called to Loftus late yesterday evening following a collison between two vehicles.
Police have released the names of two boys whose bodies were found at Huntcliff in Saltburn on Friday.
The boys are Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman who are both from our area, and both aged 17.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of what happened, however, police say that they are not treating the incident as suspicious at this time.
The family of Alex Yeoman have said that he is a “loving son” who will be sadly missed.
Harry Watson’s family have described him as “precious” and said he, too, would be sadly missed.
Specialist officers are continuing to support both families.
The families have expressed their thanks for the messages of support and condolence that have been sent to them, and have asked that they would like to be left to grieve in peace.
Floral tributes have been left at the scene for the boys.
Police would ask that any other floral tributes are left at the bottom of the steps to Huntcliff.
Any witnesses who may have been in the area of the Circle Sculpture at Huntcliff around the time of the incident shortly before 7pm on Fridat evening are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Hodgson from Cleveland Police Major Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101.
A woman was rescued from the sea at Saltburn by the crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat on Friday 24 March 2017.
The alarm was raised at 1pm by Cleveland Police, who had been called to an area of the promenade adjacent to Hazel Grove after a woman had been seen in the surf, with the sea breaking over her.
The Atlantic 85 lifeboat Leicester Challenge III was launched from Redcar and on arriving at Saltburn the crew found the woman struggling in the surf.
She was up to her neck in water and the sea was breaking over her.
Two crew members jumped in to the water and held the woman in the surf until they were able to get her close to the beach.
They were helped by police officers to take the woman from the sea.
She was treated by ambulance crews before being taken to hospital for further treatment.
Emergency services were called to Loftus late yesterday evening following a collison between two vehicles.
The crash occurred on Zetland Road in Loftus shortly after 10pm yesterday evening, when it's believed that a collision occurred between two cars on the A174.
The impact caused one of the vehicles to veer off the road and into the front of a jewellers shop.
Both vehicles were extensively damaged and the road was closed for several hours.
Redcar grandmother Debbie Powlay has received a Teesside Hero award in recognition of her voluntary work chairing a community group that provides much-needed support in an area devastated by the closure of the SSI steel plant.
Debbie Powlay is the chair of Dormanstown's Ladies of Steel who are determined to keep the community spirit alive at a time of great hardship for so many former steelworkers and their families.
She is also the manager of the Corus Sports and Social Centre, known as The Steel Club.
The group’s commitment to helping others in an area blighted by high unemployment and social problems has now been recognised with the award from the charitable movement Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.
Debbie was presented with a Teesside Hero trophy, together with a charity cheque for £1,000 that Debbie has chosen to donate to the Ladies of Steel.