Zetland FM Local News - 3rd September 2022
Redcar RNLI have released full details of a rescue of two teenagers from the sea in our area;
Suspected crack cocaine worth up to £1,800 was recovered from a vehicle which was due to be destroyed in Middlesbrough;
...and some of the biggest cycling superstars in the world will be racing through Redcar and Cleveland next week - and big crowds are expected.
Redcar RNLI have released full details of a rescue of two teenagers from the sea in our area.
On Thursday evening at 6.34pm, Redcar RNLI were paged and launched their D class lifeboat to assist in the rescue of two teenagers who were reported to be in trouble in the sea near to Cliffe House at Marske. (pron "Mask")
As the lifeboat approached the location the volunteer crew spotted one of the teenagers very quickly and proceeded to rescue him and administer casualty care.
Almost immediately the second teenager was spotted close by, and the crew once again retrieved the casualty safely to the lifeboat. It was estimated that the teenagers may have been in the water for 30 minutes. Both were very cold.
After assessment of both casualty's condition the lifeboat crew decided to return them to Redcar Lifeboat Station where they were met by an Ambulance and Paramedics.
Suspected crack cocaine worth up to £1,800 was recovered from a vehicle which was due to be destroyed in Middlesbrough.
Eagle-eyed officers from Middlesbrough Council spotted the drugs stashed in a vehicle that was headed for the crusher.
Members of the Council’s Community Safety Team called police when they found the drugs in a Volkswagen vehicle which had been seized for being abandoned.
As the vehicle was due to be disposed of, a drawstring bag containing around 180 deals of suspected crack cocaine believed to be worth up to £1,800 was recovered from inside the vehicle.
Cleveland Police’s Dedicated Drugs Unit seized the drugs and enquiries are ongoing with regard to those responsible.
Some of the biggest cycling superstars in the world will be racing through Redcar and Cleveland next week - and big crowds are expected.
Excitement is building as cyclists taking part in the Stage 4 of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain prepare to race through Redcar, Marske, Saltburn, Skelton, Brotton, Carlin How, Loftus and Easington on Wednesday.
The event attracts global cycling superstars including Tour de France winners, Olympic gold medallists and world champions, with each stage being shown across the world via live TV coverage and highlights on ITV4 and Eurosport bringing international attention to the borough.
And local heroes, the cycling Tanfield brothers of Great Ayton, are expected to win the support of the crowds on their home turf.
The race starts from Redcar's Esplanade at 11.30am and the cyclists will race on to Whitby.
You can find out more on the Tour of Britain website at tourofbritain.co.uk