The Jim Maidens Beach fishing match takes place on Saltburn beach earlier this evening. Around 50 to 60 anglers turned out to take part in the event that is held to raise money for the RNLI and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The event was organised after the tragic death of local Saltburn man and keen angler Jim Maidens in 1998 and takes place each year. Mr Maidens, a self-employed plumber, and another man were swept overboard from their boat – Corina – as it was overturned close to shore by a wave in September of 1998. The other member of the crew made it safely ashore.