Zetland FM Local News - 6th April 2021
A man in his 80s has been rescued after falling from a boat in our area;
A police cordon has been erected around the site of a huge industrial estate fire which sent plumes of black smoke into the skies high above Teesside;
...and a man has had to be taken to hospital after a suspected assault on Easter Sunday.
A man in his 80s has been rescued after falling from a boat in our area.
The man was rescued after falling into a river and clinging to a mooring chain of a small boat for more than an hour.
The man was working on another vessel with a second man at Paddy's Hole, at the mouth of the River Tees at Redcar when they fell in.
The other man managed to swim ashore to raise the alarm just after 9.25 on Saturday evening and a rescue was launched.
Redcar RNLI said its team found the man after hearing "a weak cry for help".
He had been clinging to the mooring chain of another small boat for more than an hour.
After being found he was taken aboard the lifeboat and given emergency treatment, including oxygen, and was taken to the entrance to Tees Dock to await paramedics.
Both men were then taken to hospital for checks.
A police cordon has been erected around the site of a huge industrial estate fire which sent plumes of black smoke into the skies high above Teesside.
The fire, at premises on Pine Street, caused a large amount of damage to one of the units on the Skippers Lane Industrial Estate in Middlesbrough.
A cordon remains around the site with a police car on scene.
The incident started on Saturday evening around 6.30pm and triggered a huge emergency response with 10 fire engines at the scene from stations across Teesside.
Cleveland Fire Brigade confirmed on Monday a fire investigations officer was on scene to determine the cause of the blaze.
A man has had to be taken to hospital after a suspected assault on Easter Sunday.
Yesterday, a police cordon remained at the entrance to a field at the end of Laburnum Grove in Port Clarence.
The area backs onto High Clarence Primary School and a path at the side of the building was also taped off.
Emergency services were called to the scene at just after 9.20 on Sunday night.
Paramedics took a man, who had suffered a head injury, to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.