Zetland FM Local News - 13th July 2020
The latest figures show that it has now been two weeks since a coronavirus patient died on Teesside;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area yesterday;
...and the coastguard responded to assist an injured person at Saltburn on Friday.
The latest figures show that it has now been two weeks since a coronavirus patient died on Teesside.
The hospital death toll across Teesside has remained static at 394 for 14 days in a row.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Redcar and Cleveland has also remained unchanged at 701.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area yesterday.
The team were contacted by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service just before midday yesterday with a request to assist them at Roseberry Topping.
A walker had collapsed on one of the paths in the woods below the summit.
A doctor out walking had initially stopped to assist the 67-year old woman from Stockton-on-Tees, who had been walking with family members when taken ill.
Team members, including the two Team doctors, made their way to the scene and commenced treatment of the casualty.
She was then placed on a specialist mountain rescue stretcher.
Team members then carried the woman a short distance across farmland to a waiting ambulance which took her to hospital for further assessment and treatment.
The coastguard responded to assist an injured person at Saltburn on Friday.
The Redcar and Staithes Coastguard teams were paged just before 3pm on Friday afternoon following reports of a person with a head injury in Saltburn.
On route word came through that RNLI Lifeguards were with the casualty and once the team was on scene crews from the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust also attended.
The casualty was discharged on scene and the teams were stood down.
Members of the public are advised that if you see anyone in trouble on the beach or cliffs you should dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.