Zetland FM Local News - 10th July 2017
The volunteers at Redcar RNLI have been in operation over the weekend, attending three call outs across the two days;
The volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called to an incident at Saltburn Valley Gardens on Saturday;
...and a week-long clampdown on drivers using their mobile phones is being launched across our area today.
The volunteers at Redcar RNLI have been in operation over the weekend, attending three call outs across the two days.
On Saturday evening both lifeboats launched just after 7.30 to investigate reports of a person part-way up Huntcliff.
The coastguard rope access team also attended the scene and confirmed that there was nobody at the location.
Then yesterday afternoon crews received a report of a person walking round Huntcliff at Saltburn close to cut-off time.
Both lifeboats launched at around twenty to two to search between Saltburn and Skinningrove, however nothing was found.
The lifeboat was launched yet again yesterday to assist a broken down boat near to the Teesside Offshore Wind Farm.
Redcar's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to assist the boat just after quarter past four yesterday afternoon.
The broken down boat was towed to the Castlegate Quay at Stockton.
The volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called to an incident at Saltburn Valley Gardens on Saturday.
The team were called to help a 56-year-old woman from Mansfield who had slipped and hurt her leg whilst walking along Skelton Beck from Rushpool Hall with her husband and dogs.
The lady was in a difficult position for the ambulance service to access so the Mountain Rescue Team was alerted.
The lady was treated at the scene by members of the team and a paramedic from the ambulance service before being stretchered around 100 metres to a waiting Landrover ambulance.
She was then transported to the nearest road and transferred to the waiting ambulance for her journey to James Cook University Hospital.
14 team members were involved in the incident that lasted around an hour and a half.
A week-long clampdown on drivers using their mobile phones is being launched across our area today.
During the campaign, extra patrols will be dedicated to identifying and educating those risking their lives and the lives of other innocent road users by using their phones whilst at the wheel.
Earlier this year, harsher penalties were introduced which mean that drivers now face a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence should they be caught flouting the law.
An earlier campaign in January this year saw a total of 133 motorists caught using their mobile phones whilst driving; 61 of those in the Cleveland Police area and 72 were in County Durham and Darlington.