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Two bikers were injured after being knocked from their motorcycle in Saltburn yesterday lunchtime;

Strange looking clouds caused people in our area to look to the skies at the weekend;

...and a member of the volunteer lifeboat crew at Redcar was called into action at the weekend - midway through a visit to the barbers.

 

Two bikers were injured after being knocked from their motorcycle in Saltburn yesterday lunchtime.

Emergency services including police, the coastguard and the mountain rescue team were called to Windsor Road in Saltburn just after half past midday yesterday.

Assistance was given to a man and a woman who both received leg injuries after coming off the grey Kawasaki bike which they were riding after it was in collision with a green Lexus car.

The pair were taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough following the crash, which closed Windsor Road for around 40 minutes.

 

Strange looking clouds caused people in our area to look to the skies at the weekend.

Unusual cloud formations with an orange and pink haze could be seen across the skies in Redcar and Cleveland on Saturday evening with many people grabbing photos and posting them on social media.

Across much of our area the clouds could be seen late into the evening.

The Met Office has confirmed that the formations are known as Mammatus clouds, which are some of the most unusual and distinctive formations, with bulges or pouches emerging from the base of each cloud.

Their striking appearance is most visible when the sun is low in the sky and their pouches are framed by sunlight.

 

A member of the volunteer lifeboat crew at Redcar was called into action at the weekend - midway through a visit to the barbers.

Cameron Bond, who is a helmsman at the Redcar lifeboat station, had just settled into the Turkish barber's chair just before 9.45 on Saturday morning and was nearly at the end of his trim when the alarm came to rescue a kayaker who had been thrown into the sea from his craft at Saltburn.

To the amusement of the barber and the other customers alike, Cameron leapt from the chair with his hair cut only partially complete and ran the short distance to the lifeboat station where he became part of the four-man crew sent to search for the kayaker.

When the lifeboat arrived at the scene the crew discovered that the man had been rescued by a nearby surfer and was safe and well ashore.

As soon as the lifeboat returned from the rescue mission, Cameron helped to refuel it before heading back to the barber's chair to get his trim finished.


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