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Three teenagers rescued from rising tide in Redcar

Credit: RNLI/Dave Cocks

Three teenagers cut off by the rising tide had to be rescued by the Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat on Saturday 17 September 2016.

The trio, two boys and a girl, and all from Redcar, were exploring East Scar rocks when they found themselves marooned by the rapidly rising sea.

One of the boys dialled 999 and UK Coastguard tasked the lifeboat just before 1pm.

They were rescued cold and wet but otherwise unharmed and taken back to the lifeboat station to rewarm.

Since the beginning of 2016 Redcar RNLI crews have been involved in incidents where a total of 18 people, mostly teenagers, have become stranded by the tide at Redcar and mainly at Saltburn.

Last week it was announced that the RNLI lifeguard service would be extended to cover weekends at Saltburn until the end of September.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are placing additional signage on the beach at Saltburn to warn the public of the dangers of the incoming tide.

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Redcar cemetery removed as 'PokeStop' after concerns from MP

The Pokemon Go app on a phone. Credit: PA

Redcar cemetery has been removed as a 'PokeStop' in the virtual reality game Pokémon GO.

Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, had written to the games’ developer about concerns raised by her constituents that the app was encouraging groups of users to congregate in the local cemetery.

The developer has now confirmed the removal of Redcar cemetery from the game.

I am pleased the developers of Pokémon GO have responded to local concerns and removed the cemetery from the game so that people can pay respects to their loved ones in peace.

It is clearly a very popular game that has encouraged people to explore their surroundings which is great but there needs to be boundaries so that users can enjoy the game without upsetting others.

The developer has been quick to solve the problem to make sure that is the case.

– Anna Turley

Murder victim was volunteer 'street angel'

Lynne Freeman who was killed by Alan Bennett Credit: Cleveland Police

One of Alan Bennett's murder victims was a 'street angel' with the Redcar Beacons.

At the time of her death, a statement from the volunteer group said she was "full of life, passionate about the work of Redcar Beacons and dedicated to serving her community."

Her caring attitude both on the streets of Redcar as a Beacon and also working in a charity shop will be greatly missed as will the smile with which she greeted everyone.

– Redcar Beacons
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