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Island Quarry investigation

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Safety at Byron Bay’s Island Quarry is the subject of a Department of Primary Industries investigation after yet another person suffered back injuries from jumping off the quarry cliff into a pool of water at the site.

The teenage boy is the seventh person to be injured while diving off the cliff. He was knocked unconscious and came close to drowning after the dive on New Year’s Day.

A department spokesperson says the site is fenced and there are as many as eight warning signs telling people not to jump.

The department is talking to the Island Quarry Trust about what further actions it can take to prevent foolish people from injuring themselves at the quarry.


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