Zetland FM Local News - 22nd May 2018
A teenager was taken to hospital with serious head injuries after falling 70 feet at an beauty spot near Guisborough;
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into operation yesterday;
...and Northern Powergrid, have announced that they are investing £3.3 million to improve the infrastructure that powers homes and businesses throughout Skelton, Saltburn and Marske.
A teenager was taken to hospital with serious head injuries after falling 70 feet at an beauty spot near Guisborough.
The 17-year-old from Middlesbrough was taking part in climbing trip at Highcliff in Guisborough Woods on Saturday when he slipped from the crags and sustained injuries to his head, chest and pelvic area.
It is understood the young man was connecting a safety line with his father when a rock gave way.
The Great North Air Ambulance was first on the scene at around 2.30pm but due to the location had to land at the top of the cliffs.
The teenager was taken on a stretcher to the air ambulance by search and rescue team members.
He was then made stable by doctors and paramedics before being airlifted to the accident and emergency unit at James Cook University Hospital where it is believed he remains in a critical condition.
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into operation yesterday.
Redcar RNLI launched its Atlantic 85 lifeboat at 6.15am yesterday morning after a horse rider reported seeing a man in the sea between Redcar and South Gare.
When they arrived at the scene, the lifeboat crew found the man, who was out of the water and with another member of the public.
He was very cold and wet, but it didn’t appear he’d needed to be rescued.
The man was given oxygen by the lifeboat crew before being taken by the lifeboat back to the Redcar station where he was checked over by paramedics before being taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Northern Powergrid, have announced that they are investing £3.3 million to improve the infrastructure that powers homes and businesses throughout Skelton, Saltburn and Marske.
The investment, which has already started, sees the region’s electricity distributor carrying out works across Skelton, Saltburn and Marske which will include laying 21 kilometres of underground power cables and replacing narly 3 kilometres of overhead power lines.
Northern Powergrid will also build two new substations, refurbish a further nine substations and install 34 remote control smart switching devices at 20 locations which will help automatically restore power for customers quicker if their lights should go off in the future.
Work will take place in two main phases. Phase 1 will focus on Skelton, where work is scheduled to take place between now and the end of the year. Phase 2 will focus on Saltburn and Marske and is scheduled to take place between late 2018 and mid-2019.
A total of just over a million pounds has been invested to date, with one and a half million pounds worth of further investment in 2018 and another £780,000 of investment in 2019.