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April 23, 2021

Man rescued from Murwillumbah drain

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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Emergency workers say the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to South Murwillumbah late Sunday night after a man fell down a storm water drain.

The man in his 40s was reportedly trying to avoid being hit by a car when he fell and was trapped for some time with his left leg stuck in the drain from the pelvis down.

Rescue workers came around 11.00 pm and were able to free him some time later using heavy equipment.

Helicopter medical staff treated the man on scene before he was taken to the Tweed Heads District Hospital in an ambulance.

It is believed the man is now in a stable condition.


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