Zetland FM Local News - 26th June 2018
Lifeboat crews had to give assistance to a kayaker who got into difficulties off Redcar after he became poorly whilst out at sea;
Police are again appealing to trace a missing woman who has not been in contact with her family for around a month;
...and a cafe run by volunteers in Grangetown, which offers cheap and healthy meals to local residents, has been officially reopened.
Lifeboat crews had to give assistance to a kayaker who got into difficulties off Redcar after he became poorly whilst out at sea.
The initial call to Redcar RNLI was after reports of a kayaker who had capsized and was experiencing difficulties returning to shore in Coatham bay.
Redcar RNLI’s Atlantic 85 class lifeboat launched just after 1pm yesterday.
When the lifeboat arrived at the scene the kayaker was seen to have made his way close inshore, with his progress being monitored by a second kayaker.
A crew member from the lifeboat, trained in advanced casualty care, was put ashore to check over the kayaker. It soon became apparent that the man’s efforts to return to shore had aggravated a pre-existing heart condition.
A second crew member was landed to give further assistance, and a call was make to UK Coastguard for an ambulance to be sent to the scene. Further trained crew members from the lifeboat station also travelled by car to give assistance.
With the help of the Staithes Coastguard Rescue Team’s response vehicle the man was transported from the beach to the waiting ambulance for checks before being transferred to hospital.
Police are again appealing to trace a missing woman who has not been in contact with her family for around a month.
43-year-old Naheed Khan, from Thornaby, was reported missing on 12th June. She is known to frequent Middlesbrough and Stockton town centres.
She is described as being 5’6” tall, of slim build with black hair. We do not have a description of her clothing.
Anyone who has seen Naheed or may know of her whereabouts is asked to ring Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number.
A cafe run by volunteers in Grangetown, which offers cheap and healthy meals to local residents, has been officially reopened.
The Rainbow Café, based at Grangetown Children’s Centre, was reopened by Redcar and Cleveland’s Mayor, Cllr Dennis Teasdale, and World Darts Champion, Glen Durrant.
Thanks to funding from Sirius Minerals Foundation, the café has been recently refurbished, enabling volunteers to serve a greater number of customers and offer more ambitious, healthy menus.
The café serves two course meals at £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children. Residents can also receive benefits, parenting and school readiness advice at the café.
Glen Durrant, who brought his BDO World Darts Trophy, attended the cafe relaunch where he played Velcro darts with children.
The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Dennis Teasdale, was in attendance to cut the ribbon to officially reopen the café, while families played games, took part in crafts, and children had their faces painted.