Zetland FM Local News - 20th July 2020
A van which was parked on Redcar Beach has suffered severe damage after being engulfed by the tide;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in Guisborough Woods at the weekend;
...and residents in Guisborough have discovered what has turned a local river a fluorescent green colour.
A van which was parked on Redcar Beach has suffered severe damage after being engulfed by the tide.
The van, which had been left on the beach in front of the slipway near the Redcar Beacon, became submerged by the incoming tide at around 2pm.
A crowd gathered to watch as efforts were made to attach a tow line and haul the van to safety, however rescue crews gave up at around 2.30pm.
And as the tide came in, reaching its peak at quarter to four, the van became almost fully submerged in the water.
It is understood that the van has now been removed from the scene.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in Guisborough Woods at the weekend.
The team were contacted by the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust at around 11.20 yesterday morning with a request to assist them with a mountain-biker who had come off his bike and sustained back injuries.
One of the team's Land Rover ambulances was deployed and a number of volunteer Team members made their way to the casualty who was treated by paramedics.
He was then placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and carried to a waiting ambulance to be taken to hospital for further treatment.
Residents in Guisborough have discovered what has turned a local river a fluorescent green colour.
The substance was spotted on Whitby Road Beck earlier this week, and shared on Facebook, as staggered locals speculated over the cause.
Now it has been revealed that the colouring was likely linked to nearby work being carried out on drains.
A number of local residents reported being told by Northumbrian Water workers that the colour is caused by a green dye used to check drains.