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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

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Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

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Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

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Interview with Bob Vegas

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Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

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A Gold Coast surfer who suffered a major injury in a surfing accident at Byron Main Beach on Sunday afternoon has been pronounced dead at Tweed Hospital overnight.

The Miami father, who was aged in his 30s, was apparently hit by his own surfboard in heavy and crowded surf at The Pass.

He was found unconscious in the water and given CPR on the beach for an extended period before being taken to the hospital.

Local media reports yesterday initially quoted police saying the man had died but Echonetdaily understands that he was kept on life support while decisions were made regarding organ donation.


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