Zetland FM Local News - 15th June 2017
Two people have been taken to hospital following a four vehicle crash near Guisborough;
Redcar RNLI sprang into action after a dog swam out to sea at Redcar yesterday;
...and traffic officers are reminding local drivers that new alcoholic ice lollies could land them in trouble.
Two people have been taken to hospital following a four vehicle crash near Guisborough.
Police closed the A171 at the Flatts Lane junction at 6:30 on Tuesday evening.
Firefighters had to perform first aid on those injured while they waited for paramedics to arrive.
But only two people were taken to hospital a with minor injuries.
The road was closed after the crash meaning there was no access to Guisborough.
Redcar RNLI sprang into action after a dog swam out to sea at Redcar yesterday.
Just after 11:00am a German Shepherd dog, Cee, swam into the sea away from his owner.
His owner dialled 999 from the beach to raise the alarm, and the Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to rescue the dog within 10 minutes of the alarm being raised.
When the lifeboat reached him, the dog had swum about 120 metres out and was becoming exhausted.
The dog was taken from the sea back to the lifeboat station where he was put under a warm shower before being reunited with his owner.
A spokesman for Redcar RNLI said: "Cee's owner did exactly the right thing.
"She raised the alarm by dialling 999 and then stayed put.
"There have been too many tragedies where pet owners attempt a rescue and perish."
People have turned in 172 bladed weapons as part of Cleveland Police's recent knife amnesty.
Axes, machetes and a World War Two bayonet were among the weapons turned in.
Other items included swords, pen knives and kitchen knives.
The national campaign ran for a week last month to try and raise awareness of the effects of knife crime.
And traffic officers are reminding local drivers that new alcoholic ice lollies could land them in trouble.
The ice lollies come in gin and tonic, prosecco and peach bellini flavour and are becoming more and more popular as the weather warms up.
But they have an alcohol content of around 4.5%, the same as the average pint.
Now Cleveland Police are warning drivers that they need to stick to the legal limits like they would with alcoholic drinks.
They are concerned that some drivers might not be aware that they have the same effects as drinking.