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Police believe missing Keith maybe in North Yorkshire

Police believe Keith Kennedy may be in North Yorkshire

Police believe a man missing from Hartlepool may now be in North Yorkshire.

Keith Kennedy who is 52 years old is described as 5'8" tall of stocky build with short grey hair. Officers say they received a reported sighting of him in the Whitby area at around 7pm on Friday September 19.

Cleveland police are concerned for his welfare as his disappearance is out of character. Efforts to trace him are continuing today.

Woman left unable to walk by stroke will tackle Whitby's steps

A woman from York who was left unable to walk after a stroke will today climb Whitby's famous 199 steps.

After the stroke, five years ago, 51-year-old Jo Milan was only able to say three words: "yes", "no" and "nurse".

She spent a year in hospital, having physiotherapy and speech therapy, and is still recovering.

Now, she hopes to reach the top of Whitby's famous stairs to raise money for The Brooke, an animal welfare charity.

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Whitby lifeboat called to man's "100ft fall"

A man is reported to have fallen more than 100 ft from Whitby's high level bridge into the River Esk - without an obvious injury, according to a social media posting by the town's lifeboat crew.

Whitby lifeguards pull boy to safety from sea

Lifeguards have saved a little boy who fell into the water from rocks near Whitby Pier and was carried out to sea.

A quick thinking member of the public threw a life ring for the boy to hold onto while a RNLI lifeguard swam out to rescue him.

The boy was given CPR and started to breath. He was then taken to hospital by air ambulance.

"Thanks to the quick actions of the lifeguards and members of the public the casualty was quickly pulled from the water. It is very unusual for anyone who isn't breathing to start breathing again on their own after just one rescue breath but its a fantastic result. We all wish him a speedy recovery. " said lifeguard Christine Milner.

Thousands brave weather for end of Whitby regatta

Thousands of people have been braving the weather at Whitby regatta which comes to a close tonight.

Crowds brave the weather for the end of Whitby regatta Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Red Arrows have been one of the highlights of the annual three day event as they staged a full display yesterday evening. But the bad weather forced the rowing races to be postponed.

Red Arrows in full flight at Whitby Regatta Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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Flintoff set for Whitby raft race

Former England cricket all-rounder Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff is set to swap the crease for a taste of high seas adventure when he is expected to take part in a raft race at this weekend's Whitby Regatta.

The 36-year-old, who retired from international Test cricket five years ago, is filming a series for Sky1 called "Flintoff: Lord of the Flies", in which he and a friend tour the country in an eco-friendly mobile fish and chip van and take part in local events.

Thousands of visitors are expected in Whitby for the three day regatta, which begins on Saturday. The raft race, which is held in the harbour, is at 4pm, on Saturday. The Red Arrows are scheduled to fly their aerobatic display at 6.30pm on Sunday.

Climber died 'doing what he loved'

Police have released the name of the man who died after falling from cliffs at Kettleness near Runswick Bay on Friday 18 July 2014. Malcolm Hall, 51, was from Skelton near Saltburn.

Malcolm Hall

In a statement his family said:

our family was devastated by the sudden and tragic death of Mac. Not only have we lost a son, brother, dad, granddad and uncle, we have also lost a friend who loved his family dearly and was always there for us whenever we needed him, no matter what. It is a small comfort to us knowing that Mac died doing something that he loved. He will be terribly missed by us and his wide circle of friends who we would like to thank for their kind words of comfort, love and support.

– Malcolm Hall family statement
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Family of climber killed in North Yorkshire release statement

Malcolm Hall Credit: Family of Malcolm Hall

On Friday July 19 a 51-year-old fell to his death at a coastal beauty spot in North Yorkshire. Police have now named him as Malcolm Hall - affectionately known as Mac - from Skelton, near Saltburn.

His family have said: "Our family was devastated by the sudden and tragic death of Mac.

"Not only have we lost a son, brother, dad, granddad and uncle, we have also lost a friend who loved his family dearly and was always there for us whenever we needed him, no matter what.

"It is a small comfort to us knowing that Mac died doing something that he loved.

"He will be terribly missed by us and his wide circle of friends who we would like to thank for their kind words of comfort, love and support."

A man in his twenties was arrested for manslaughter and has been released on bail.

It has been reported the two were looking for the precious stone 'jet'.

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