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Near drowning of teenager in Ocean Shores pool

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Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.

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Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part...

Council negligence

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores Interesting article by Steve Hansen regarding artificial reefs for Byron’s erosion problem (Echo, 21 July). He mentions...

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Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter say they were called to an Ocean Shores residence today after a young man was pulled unconscious from a pool.

The service say they responded to a call at 3.20pm this afternoon.

NSW Ambulance Paramedics arrived on scene and commenced treatment of a 17 year old male who had been pulled unconscious from a pool – shortly after the helicopter arrived and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team assisted.

The man regained consciousness and began to breathe at the scene. He was assessed at the residence and transported by NSW Ambulance Paramedics to Tweed Heads Hospital in a stable condition for further assessment and treatment.


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