Zetland FM Local News - 2nd April 2018
The RNLI has repeated is warning to respect the sea this Easter after four people had to be rescued from heavy seas at Redcar on Friday;
Today's race meeting at Redcar has been cancelled because of the weather;
...and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are inviting nominations for the Inspiring Women awards.
The RNLI has repeated is warning to respect the sea this Easter after four people had to be rescued from heavy seas at Redcar on Friday.
A man fell from the slipway at Dundas Street in Redcar just after 4pm, causing him to be battered by large waves, close to the slipway and the sea wall.
A man he was with attempted to rescue him, but was unable to stand in the breaking surf and got into difficulties himself.
Two passers-by, a man and a woman, then attempted to rescue the pair and also ended up in the sea before more members of the public were able to get them to safety.
Both Redcar RNLI’s lifeboats were called to assist. However the lifeboats did not launch and the volunteer crew brought all four people back to the lifeboat station and began casualty care until ambulance crews arrived.
A fleet of three ambulances was required to take all four people to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment of injuries and the effects of cold water immersion.
Advice from the RNLI is to always respect the sea if you see anybody in trouble at sea or on the beach do not enter the water to try to rescue them - instead dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
Today's race meeting at Redcar has been cancelled because of the weather.
Race day has been abandoned following heavy rain which has made the ground unsuitable to for the horses to run on.
An inspection was carried out at 11am yesterday after heavy rainfall on Saturday, and a decision to cancel today’s event was taken.
All pre-purchased tickets for today's event will be refunded.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are inviting nominations for the Inspiring Women awards.
The council is inviting members of the public to tell them about the inspiring women in our borough.
If you know an inspiring woman who deserves to be recognised for the great work that she does you can nominate her on the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council website.
The Inspiring Women Awards Ceremony will be taking place later this year.