Zetland FM Local News - 12th April 2023
Police have now named the man who sadly died following an incident in Oakrise in Ormesby on Friday;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area;
...and a neighbourhood policing officer has received praise for saving a man's life after a dramatic Easter Day sea rescue.
Police have now named the man who sadly died following an incident in Oakrise in Ormesby on Friday.
He is 54-year-old Maurice Bennett who is from Ormesby.
Asking to be left to grieve their loss in peace, Mr Bennett's family has paid tribute to him, saying that the tragic and sudden loss has devastated their close family beyond measure.
Anyone with information that may assist police in their enquiries is asked to Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area.
Just before midday yesterday the Team deployed at the request of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to support the Great North Air Ambulance Service who were en route to a report of a man who had sustained injuries after falling from a tree in the Commondale area, approximately 8-miles east of Great Ayton.
A Team Land Rover with four members on board was dispatched with others making their own way to the scene.
The casualty was treated by the air ambulance crew and, once stabilised, carried on a scoop stretcher approximately 100-metres to the helicopter for onward treatment at hospital.
A neighbourhood policing officer has received praise for saving a man's life after a dramatic Easter Day sea rescue.
Just after 8.15pm on Sunday, Cleveland Police received an urgent request for help as a man was in the sea at Paddy's Hole off South Gare.
He was clinging to a rapidly sinking boat.
The man, who is in his 60s, was in some distress and at risk of hypothermia as he'd already been in the water for around quarter of an hour.
Whilst other emergency services were en route having been alerted by our Control Room, the officer, who doesn't want to be named, immediately commandeered a nearby dinghy and rowed out to the man.
He brought the man safely back to shore within 15 minutes and left him in the care of ambulance service and Harbour Police colleagues.