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RNLI issue warning on being trapped by tide at Saltburn

Families walk on Saltburn Pier during hot weather at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/

Redcar RNLI have issued a bank holiday warning about the perils of being trapped by the tide at Saltburn.

Already in 2016 there have been four emergencies at Huntcliff, involving 10 people, who have found themselves cut off by the rising tide.

Dave Cocks, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Redcar RNLI says:

We have a beautiful stretch of coastline here and it’s great to see the beaches full of people having fun.

But it’s no fun finding yourself trapped, cold and wet, by the relentless approach of the tide. Once you are pinned against the base of the cliffs, there’s nowhere to go. You will need to be rescued, and you have to raise the alarm early.

The most common time to be cut off at Huntcliff is about three hours after the tide has started to come in. That also means there’s another three hours of rising tide to come, and that is obviously going to have serious consequences."

– Dave Cocks, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Redcar RNLI

The RNLI offers the following advice to anyone using the beach:

  • Check the tide times before you venture out to place where you could get trapped.
  • Always look for areas of the beach patrolled by lifeguards. Look for the yellow and red flags.
  • Never swim on your own. Always have someone with you who can raise the alarm.
  • If you go on the sea in any sort of craft, always wear a lifejacket.
  • If you get into difficulties, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard. Stay calm and stay on the line. Otherwise, raise your arm in the air and shout for help.

Teenagers rescued in Saltburn after tide cuts them off

The lifeboat on its way to rescue four teenagers in Saltburn who were cut off by the tide Credit: RNLI

Four teenagers have been rescued by the RNLI (Redcar) lifeboat from the base of Huntcliff in Saltburn after getting cut off by the tide.

The teenagers, all aged 16 and 17 years, were trapped by the incoming tide at the notorious cut-off point near the Ship Inn in Saltburn.

The three men and one woman were cold and wet but otherwise unhurt, and were taken back to Redcar where they were checked over.

They were later picked up by their parents from Kirkleatham police station.

‘They are four very lucky young people.

They had managed to climb to a point of safety to escape the tide. They were able to telephone the police to raise the alarm, and the police then passed on the call to UK Coastguard who tasked our lifeboats.

‘The police arranged for a CCTV camera on the promenade at Saltburn to monitor the young people until we arrived.

‘This was a routine rescue we’ve carried out countless times. If they’d checked the tide times the incident would probably not have happened.’

– Dave Cocks, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Redcar RNLI


Residents evacuated in Saltburn as 70mph winds cause damage to buildings

Marine Parade, Saltburn

Residents on Marine Parade were evacuated just after 4am this morning. after winds of up to 70 miles per hour caused damage to the roof of a number of homes and flats.

Six fire engines were called to the road on the sea front in Saltburn to help get members of the public to safety.

Residents from nearby Sea View Nursing Home were also evacuated - they are currently being looked after by other care homes in the area.

We understand the council are now on hand to co-ordinate when the public will be allowed back into the buildings. The road currently remains cordoned off.

Damage caused to the roof of homes on Marine Parade, Saltburn

Man missing from Redcar

Anthony Smith

Police are appealing for information about a missing man from Redcar.

Anthony Smith, 56, was last seen at his home on Trent Road, Redcar, at around 8.30am on February 16. There was a sighting of him on Milton Street, in Saltburn, at around 5.30pm on February 17.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.


James Arthur confirms split with Simon Cowell

Saltburn's X-Factor winner James Arthur has confirmed that he is no longer with Simon Cowell's company, Syco.

There was speculation earlier this year that he had been dropped by the record label.

Last night, though, James Arthur posted these messages on Twitter:

Saltburn 'yarnbombers' strike again

A topless fan is one of the creations by the Saltburn yarnbombers. Credit: ITV

With less than a month to go until the World Cup in Brazil, Saltburn's mystery knitters have been getting delighted fans in the mood.

The collection of figures stretches along the beach railings, and includes both footballers and their armies of fans.

A woollen player warms up in Saltburn. Credit: ITV
Some of the multi-coloured creations by the mystery knitters. Credit: ITV
Let's hope Brazil's hotter than this! A fan 'sunbathes' with a World Cup magazine on a cloudy day in Saltburn. Credit: ITV
Tug of war: Teams fight over the World Cup. Next month, they'll do it for real. Credit: ITV

This isn't the first time the so-called 'yarnbombers' have decorated the town - but their identity has always remained a secret.

Do you know the Saltburn yarnbombers?! Email

Mystery knitters bring World Cup fever to Saltburn

Football's coming home: An optimistic woollen figure of an England player holding the World Cup. Credit: ITV

Mystery knitters have been busy in the run up to the Bank Holiday - delighting a seaside town with World Cup inspired creations.

The pop-up exhibition appeared in Saltburn yesterday morning. Credit: ITV

The railings along the beach in Saltburn are adorned with wool figures from different nations playing in the World Cup.

Yarnbombers bring World Cup fever to Saltburn. Credit: ITV

Among them, an optimistic England player clutching the World Cup.

Maradona's infamous Hand of God from the 1986 World Cup quarter final has also been recreated.

Hand of God: The infamous Maradona move from the 1986 quarter final against England. Credit: ITV

Others playfully poke fun at national stereotype - the Frenchman has a striped jumper and a beret.

The Ivory Coast player, cheered on by an elephant and a frog. Credit: ITV
The Frenchman in a striped beret pokes fun at national stereotypes. Credit: ITV

This isn't the first pop up exhibition by the clandestine creators - they also made figures for the Olympics, Queen's Jubilee and the Royal Wedding.

MORE: Mystery knitters choose Olympic theme

Their identity remains a closely guarded secret.

Collision leaves man with serious injuries

Police are appealing for information after a collision which has left a man with serious injuries in hospital.

The collision, which involved a Citroen Relay van and a Citroen C4, happened at around 11.10am on Thursday May 8 on Wilton Bank in Saltburn.

The 58-year-old man driving the Citroen C4 has been taken to James Cook University Hospital suffering from serious arm injuries as well as head and internal injuries.

He is in a stable condition.

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