Zetland FM Local News - 10th November 2017
The volunteer crews from the Redcar Lifeboat were called into operation yesterday evening;
Cleveland Police have announced they are holding a two week firearms and ammunition surrender this month in line with a national campaign;
...and Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is looking for more volunteers who can assist them behind the scenes.
The volunteer crews from the Redcar Lifeboat were called into operation yesterday evening.
Just before 6pm yesterday Redcar's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to search for a vessel in distress after red flare sighted in Tees Bay.
However a thorough search of the area by the lifeboat and other vessels nothing of significance was found.
The lifeboat was then stood down by UK Coastguard.
The incident is being regarded as a false alarm with good intent.
Cleveland Police have announced they are holding a two week firearms and ammunition surrender this month in line with a national campaign.
The surrender will run from this coming Monday the 13 November until midnight on Sunday 26 November and police are hoping to collect as many guns and as much ammunition as possible during the campaign.
Anyone surrendering firearms during the amnesty will not face prosecution for the illegal possession of the firearm at the point of surrender to lawful authority and they can remain anonymous.
However, the history of each live weapon will be checked for evidence of its use in crimes.
The surrender gives gun holders the chance to dispose of the firearm or ammunition safely by taking it to a local police station and handing it in, or by calling 101 to arrange collection.
Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is looking for more volunteers who can assist them behind the Scenes.
The Team, which is a voluntary organisation that helps people lost or injured on the North York Moors, is establishing a support group made up out of volunteers who can spare some time to help their local mountain rescue team remain successful and operational ready.
Volunteers are needed who can help with fundraising, catering, training and maintenance.
A drop in day is being held for people to find out more about the Team and the Support Group at their Base in Great Ayton on Saturday 18th November between 2pm and 7pm.