Zetland FM Local News - 31st October 2023
Two men are being described as 'lucky to be alive' after being dramatically swept off a harbour in our area;
Police have confirmed that a person has died in Coulby Newham following a huge emergency response;
...and blue recycling bins on the Guildford Road estate in Normanby could be tagged as part of a new trial.
Two men are being described as 'lucky to be alive' after being dramatically swept off a harbour in our area.
The incident took place on Sunday afternoon at around 4pm after a man and a woman were spotted fishing at Staithes Harbour.
The pair were then "washed off" and pulled into the sea during high tides.
After hanging on to the harbour with their fingertips, both eventually managed to pull themselves out of the water to safety.
Police have confirmed that a person has died in Coulby Newham following a huge emergency response.
Police and paramedics were called to Crossfields, just off Coulby Farm Way, on Friday just after 9pm.
The North East Ambulance Service confirmed it sent two double-crewed ambulances, a clinical team leader, and a medicar to the scene.
Cleveland Police has now confirmed that it was called to reports of a sudden death - which is not being treated as suspicious.
A file will now be prepared for the coroner, a force spokesperson added.
Details regarding the person who tragically died have not yet been released by the force.
Blue recycling bins on the Guildford Road estate in Normanby could be tagged as part of a new trial.
Improving recycling rates across the borough is a key aim for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council in its ambition to be greener.
The Council also wants to improve recycling rates due to contaminated bin loads costing the Council hundreds of thousands of pounds a year.
This is because contaminated bins can affect large amounts of good quality recyclable material collected in the bin wagons, making it more expensive to be sorted and a much higher cost for disposing of the contaminated waste.
By tackling the issue, the environment will benefit, and more money could be made available to spend on other Council services.