Zetland FM Local News - 26th July 2021
Lifeboat crews have been called to the sea rescue of a man after he got into difficulties in the sea;
An Eston man confronted a pub landlady while armed with a 12-inch kitchen knife;
...and a sculpture has been unveiled in memory of the Teesmouth Lifeboat and crew.
Lifeboat crews have been called to the sea rescue of a man after he got into difficulties in the sea.
The incident happened on Saturday at about 5.15pm off the beach at Redcar when a man was spotted in the water at high tide close to the RNLI lifeguards hut near The Beacon.
Two duty lifeguards managed to get the man from the water and onto the esplanade as the lifeboat crew was assembling.
Initially it was reported that the casualty had become aggressive towards the lifeguards however the RNLI has since said it had been found the man had a medical episode.
Two other men were also seen in the sea at about the same time. They were given blankets by the RNLI but did not require medical attention.
An Eston man confronted a pub landlady while armed with a 12-inch kitchen knife.
26-year-old Joe Mitchell threatened to stab the woman after being ejected from The Poverina in Normanby.
Teesside Crown Court heard how in December 2019 Mr Mitchell had been fighting with another male, and developed a grievance after sustaining an injury to his forehead.
Mr Sabiston said Mitchell returned to the pub the following day and demanded money from the landlady.
He was found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife and detained until police arrived.
Mr Mitchell was sentenced to 16 months behind bars and banned from driving for 20 months.
Following his disqualification, Mitchell must take an extended driving test if he wants to get behind the wheel.
A sculpture has been unveiled in memory of the Teesmouth Lifeboat and crew.
The Friends of Redcar Cemetery commissioned the wooden memorial, which was completed by Steve Iredale, for the old cemetery on Redcar Lane.
The project had had to be put on hold due to covid-19, however the extra time meant that the site could be made ready for yesterday's unveiling.
The 8ft by 4ft sculpture was blessed and unveiled yesterday morning, just before 11am.