Zetland FM Local News - 28th August 2018
The volunteers from the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action in the early hours yesterday morning;
Police have taken action to remove a suspicious vehicle from the roads in our area;
...and a jockey is lucky to be alive after breaking his neck in a horror fall in front of hundreds of racegoers at Redcar.
The volunteers from the Redcar RNLI lifeboat were called into action in the early hours yesterday morning.
The Redcar Coastguard were tasked by the Humber Coastguard operations centre at Bridlington following reports of someone on the wrong side of the railings at Newport Bridge on the River Tees.
Once emergency services arrived at the scene the casualty was taken into safe custody after a short while by Cleveland Police officers.
Redcar's RNLI lifeboat were not required to intervene at the incident and the crew returned to the lifeboat station a short time later.
Police have taken action to remove a suspicious vehicle from the roads in our area.
Officer from the Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit were alerted after the registration of a Vauxhall Astra vehicle appeared to be activating automatic numberplate recognition cameras in both Redcar and Peterlee at the same time.
The vehicle was finally tracked down to a location in Dormanstown, and was found to be displaying false numberplates.
The vehicle was unattended so no driver could be identified, however the car was removed from the road and is now heading for the crusher.
A jockey is lucky to be alive after breaking his neck in a horror fall in front of hundreds of racegoers at Redcar.
Phillip Makin was on course to win the fourth race at Redcar on Saturday when his horse fell in front of the crowds of onlookers in the main stand on Saturday.
Mr Makin was knocked unconscious and was rushed to The James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where it emerged he had broken a bone in his neck.
Sadly, the horse Mr Makin's was riding, which was called Eyecatcher, had to be put to sleep after breaking his leg in the fall.
The jockey, who has ridden 20 winners this season, will have to wear a neck brace for up to a month while he recovers from the accident.