Zetland FM Local News - 29th July 2022
A man is recovering after falling 200ft down an embankment after his dog raised the alarm to rescuers;
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has submitted two bids totalling nearly £40 million to the next round of the Government’s levelling up fund;
...and Police are appealing for information and CCTV after the theft of a caravan in Middlesbrough.
A man is recovering after falling 200ft down an embankment after his dog raised the alarm to rescuers.
The volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called to the River Esk, near Lealholm and between Danby and Egton Bridge, after reports of a fallen walker laid on the bankside rocks.
The man suffered potential multiple chest, shoulder, and other injuries, and was believed to have been stranded for a number of hours in the incident on Wednesday evening.
The alarm was raised after the man's dog, who was cold and frightened, was spotted alone at the top of the embankment.
Once the casualty had been stabilised, he was lifted onto the rescue stretcher and secured within a vacuum mattress and a casualty bag.
The team then carried him through a 350-metre long forested area, followed by a 250-metres uphill climb across a field and back to the campsite where they transferred the casualty to the waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has submitted two bids totalling nearly £40 million to the next round of the Government’s levelling up fund.
Levelling Up is a key part of the Government’s ambitions and they have committed £4.8bn across the UK over a four-year period up to 2024-25 for areas like Redcar and Cleveland to fund capital investment and local infrastructure projects.
The round two bids build upon feedback from the Government on two of last year’s unsuccessful round one bids.
The two bids include plans to deliver the retail and commercial regeneration of Eston, along with a new swimming pool, and plans to help deliver town centre and public realm improvements in Guisborough as well as improved accessibility to Teesworks and the North York Moors National Park
A decision on whether the bids have been successful is expected to be made by the Government in the autumn.
Police are appealing for information and CCTV after the theft of a caravan in Middlesbrough.
The caravan was taken from Medbourne Gardens on Thursday 21st July, and is believed to have travelled onto Acklam Road.
Police would ask anyone in the area who may have CCTV of a caravan being towed by a white van between 12pm and 3pm on that date to get in touch with them.
Anyone with information can contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.