Zetland FM Local News - 24th April 2017
Crews from the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into operation in our area yesterday;
Police are appealing for witnesses after a six-year-old boy was involved in a collision on the A66 in Middlesbrough;
...and it's been announced that more amazing sand sculptures will be taking up residence up on the seafront in Redcar this summer.
Crews from the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into operation in our area yesterday.
Reports of a surfer in difficulties led to the lifeboat being tasked to Saltburn at around twenty to four yesterday afternoon.
Members of the public had telephoned the UK Coastguard when a surfer became separated from their surfboard in rough seas near to Saltburn pier.
The crew of the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Leicester Challenge III were paged and arrived at Redcar lifeboat station.
However, as the crew were preparing to launch the lifeboat, further calls were received to say that the surfer had managed to make their own way to the shore, and was found to be unharmed by the ordeal
The lifeboat was stood down prior to launching.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a six-year-old boy was involved in a collision on the A66 in Middlesbrough.
The collision happened at around ten past four on Saturday afternoon, on the A66 eastbound around 50 metres west of the North Ormesby slip road.
The boy was taken to James Cook University Hospital after being hit by a Peugeot 207.
He suffered a fractured leg, facial injuries and cuts and grazing.
He remains in hospital in a ‘stable’ condition.
Officers believe that a number of motorists stopped to help at the scene.
Those drivers who stopped and have not yet spoken to police are asked to make contact via 101.
Police would also appeal to any motorists who may have dash cam footage of the incident to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Jon Stokeld from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101.
It's been announced that more amazing sand sculptures will be taking up residence up on the seafront in Redcar this summer.
Sand artists from around the world be returning to Redcar as part of 'Kick off the Summer' - which is an annual event organised by community group 'Friends Of Redcar' in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
As in previous years, the imaginative designs are expected to become a tourist attraction in their own right.
The event, which include entertainment and family activities, is taking place on Redcar seafront from Friday, May 26 to Monday, May 29.
Ahead of the big event, business owners can meet the sand sculptors at a presentation designed to showcase promotional and advertising opportunities.