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Woman rescued by lifeboat crew at Whitby

Whitby RNLI volunteers have rescued a woman who fell from the quayside into the harbour. She was injured during the fall and was helped from the water by members of the public.

The inshore lifeboat (ILB) was launched, the crew stabilised her at the location. She was then transferred by the ILB to Tate Hill beach where the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed and took her to James Cook hospital.

A crew member brings in the rescue helicopter Credit: RNLI

"The crew responded quickly to reach the casualty, they then worked together to transfer her safely to the air ambulance which was waiting nearby. Once the helicopter had left the scene the ILB returned to the station and was made ready for service."

– Whitby RNLI mechanic Richard Dowson


Public consultation meeting to discuss closure of North Yorkshire middle school

The first of two public consultation meetings to discuss plans to close North Yorkshire's last remaining middle school takes place tonight.

Eskdale School Credit: ITV News

Campaigners fighting to save Eskdale School in Whitby have already handed a 5,000 signature strong petition to the council. Officials want to merge it with a larger secondary school in the town.

The meetings will be held tonight (Monday 14 March) and tomorrow (Tuesday 15 March) at 6.30pm, at Whitby Pavilion.

The council says it is an opportunity for parents to learn more about the proposal to merge leadership and governance of Eskdale School with Caedmon College, to ask questions, and provide views.

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Investigations continue after fatal house fire in Whitby

Investigations are continuing after a man died in a house fire in Whitby.

Fire crews were called out last night (26th February) to a house in Egton.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.


Life gets more difficult each day, says mother of missing man

The mother of a man - who has been missing in Vietnam for more than 3 weeks - says that life gets more difficult each day he isn't found.

Eddie Hall, 41, works as a chef in Vietnam Credit: Hall family

Eddie Hall, from Whitby, is working as a chef, in Ho Chi Minh City, but hasn't contacted friends or relatives since the 24th of January.

They are holding a fundraiser, in the town, tomorrow night, to make enough money to go to Vietnam and join in the search. Authorities from the UK and Vietnam are both involved in the case.

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