Zetland FM Local News - 10th September 2020
Teesside has seen its biggest daily surge in coronavirus cases since the latest spike in infections;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action to assist an injured woman;
...and Police are appealing for witnesses after a blue Vauxhall Astra collided with a tree on the B1269 south of Longbeck Lane in Redcar.
Teesside has seen its biggest daily surge in coronavirus cases since the latest spike in infections.
All four local authorities in the area reported rises in covid-19 cases, with the largest increases again in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.
There were 16 new cases recorded across the whole area on Tuesday, but this figure jumped to 44 new confirmed infections in the following 24 hours.
In Middlesbrough, a further 15 people tested positive - compared to a daily rise on Tuesday of just three.
It brings the total number of positive tests in the borough since numbers were recorded to 1,180.
Hartlepool recorded 11 new cases.
In Redcar and Cleveland, ten more people tested positive with a further eight in Stockton.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action to assist an injured woman.
Just before 4pm yesterday the team were contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to a report of a woman who had fallen into the River Rye just outside Helmsley.
She had been walking with her husband when she slipped and fell down some banking and steps into the river.
Although her husband managed to get her out she needed medical attention having been in the water and as she had sustained lower leg injuries.
A number of Team members and one of our Land Rover ambulances were deployed. North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and North Yorkshire Police were also sent.
After being treated at the scene the woman was lifted onto one of our specialist mountain rescue stretchers and carried across the river, up the banking and some steps to the waiting ambulance.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a blue Vauxhall Astra collided with a tree on the B1269 south of Longbeck Lane in Redcar.
The incident occurred on Tuesday at 2am.
The 21 year old male driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in connection with the reported collision and was released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Two female passengers both aged 19 were in the vehicle at the time of the reported collision and suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash-cam footage is asked to contact Cleveland Police via the non-emergency number 101.