Zetland FM Local News - 11th September 2017
The Redcar Coastguard and lifeboat were called into action yesterday to respond to an emergency involving two kayakers;
A fire in a house on a Middlesbrough street caused a road to be closed for a number of hours at the weekend;
...and the 14th Guisborough Forest Festival proved a success yesterday with hundreds of visitors attending the event.
The Redcar Coastguard and lifeboat were called into action yesterday to respond to an emergency involving two kayakers.
The coastguard was tasked by the Humber Coastguard following reports of two kayaker's with no safety equipment onboard in the vicinity of Redcar's windfarm.
Redcar RNLI's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to the area.
However a short time later the kayaker's were found to have made their way safely ashore.
They were given safety advice before crews stood down from the incident.
A fire in a house on a Middlesbrough street caused a road to be closed for a number of hours at the weekend.
Just after 3.30 on Saturday afternoon, three appliances from Cleveland Fire Brigade, including the aerial ladder appliance, were called to the blaze on Crescent Road, in the Ayresome area of Middlesbrough.
A spokeswoman for the brigade said that the house was unoccupied and no one had to be rescued.
Fire crews remained at the scene until around 6 in the evening.
The cause of the blaze has currently not been determined.
The 14th Guisborough Forest Festival proved a success yesterday with hundreds of visitors attending the event.
Over a hundred 100 entertainers, craftspeople and wildlife experts were exhibiting at the event, with street theatre performers creating remarkable displays featuring giant trees that came to life, and ten foot tall butterflies with five foot wingspans.
Other attractions included birds of prey displays as well as a climbing wall and archery.
There were also free Segway rides on offer, and entertainment was provided by local band The Beer Pigs.
There was also a chill out zone featuring tai chi, yoga and meditation.
The event was organised by the Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway with support from Redcar and Cleveland Council and the Forestry Commission.