Man falls off pier

HARTLEPOOL RNLI were called after a man was hit by a wave and fell off a pier into the sea.

The incident happened at around 3.40pm yesterday at South Gare pier, in Redcar.

Volunteers from Redcar and Hartlepool RNLI raced to the scene and the victim was airlifted taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.

His condition is unknown.