Friday, 26 August 2011

Man arrested after standoff with police - Mayfield West.

The Mayfield West siege has been resolved without incident.

A man, 41, walked out of the Burnett Street house and was arrested.

He will be interviewed by police over an alleged incident this morning with a neighbour.

Police were called to the Burnett Street address about 4.20am following reports of a dispute.
The man allegedly refused to leave the residence.

Negotiators and heavily armed police from the State Protection Support Unit assisted in the operation.

Person Injured after MVA South Melbourne

A female is in a serious condition in the Alfred after a two car MVA outside Crown casino on the Kings Way this afternoon.

Around 2pm the car and 4wd collided trapping the front seat passenger for over an hour.

MCIA are investigating.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Yarra dare turns to birthday drowning tragedy

A South Korean man believed to have been studying in Melbourne was celebrating his 24th birthday when he drowned trying to swim across the Yarra River.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the man jumped from a boat moored on the Federation Square side of the river near Princes Bridge about 10pm on Saturday.

Channel Ten have reported the man, who would have turned 24 yesterday, was acting on a dare to swim to the other side.

Police say the man got into difficulty about 10 metres from the bank.

"We believe he was alcohol-affected and he's jumped in the water late at night with the expectation of swimming across,

"It's quite a long way across the Yarra. He did not make it very far."
Friends of the man jumped into the river to try and help when they realised he was struggling but he had disappeared under the water.

Police divers located the man's body at 2.16am yesterday.
In a statement released following the tragedy, police search and rescue warned people to be careful.
"It is important people remember not to swim at night, and not to consume alcohol around water and to swim within their capabilities," it said.

Male dies after been hit by car in Carlton.

A BIRTHDAY trip to Melbourne to watch the footy has turned to tragedy with a young father dead and his partner in a coma after being hit by a car.
The interstate couple, who are parents of children aged three and five, were crossing Queensberry St, near Lygon St, Carlton, when they were struck.
Specialist accident investigators are looking into whether the driver of the Holden Astra ran a red light moments before it hit them.
Sgt Brendan Butland, of the major collision investigation unit, said it was believed the couple were crossing with a walk signal on Saturday night.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Car accident - Sandgate

Police a searching for a driver of a car which was found severely smashed up near Newcastle today. Around 3pm services were called to Sandgate Road at Sandgate after reports a car was sitting in the middle of the road.

Crews arrived to find the car which had clearly being involved in an accident.

Police conducted a search but a driver was unable to be found.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Hang-glider rescued from clifftop - Newcastle East

ONLOOKERS at Bar Beach held their breath as rescuers tried to reach a hang-glider clinging 50metres above rocks to the side of a cliff yesterday.

The man perched above his dangling glider, seven metres down the cliff face, for more than an hour before climbing, shaken but uninjured, to the safety of Shepherds Hill about 7.10pm.

It is believed he first got into trouble just before 6pm.

The man was checked by paramedics, who abseiled down to his spot on a ledge made greasy from rain.
They talked him through the ordeal, secured him in a harness and then assessed him again when he reached the hill top.

Terry Hills Hazard reduction burn

THICK smoke floated over Sydney today as firefighters conducted a  hazard-reduction burn in Wellings Reserve at Terry Hulls.

More than 150 personnel from the Rural Fire Service, NSW Fire Brigade and the National Parks and Wildlife Service took part in the burn which was in and around Mona Vale Road.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Girl falls 6 metres onto rocks - Gordons Bay

The young girl who was celebrating Australia Day with friends at Gordon's Bay, south of Clovelly Beach, when she accidentally stumbled over the cliff about 6.15pm.

"She fell about six metres on to the rocks," an ambulance spokesman said.
"It could have been much, much worse but she thankfully suffered minor injuries."

Paramedics treated the woman on the rocks for spinal precautions and placed her on a special stretcher, before she was carried to a waiting ambulance.

She was taken to St Vincent's Hospital in a stable condition.
She will undergo spinal tests and treatment for minor cuts and bruises.

Fire rips thorough chemical factory - Mount Druitt

A fire has ripped though a chemical factory at Mount Druitt.

Three workers were in the warehouse on Kurrajong Avenue when the fire started at around 12:45
the warehouse contained more than 20,000 litres of solvent and resin.

More than 100 firefighters responded, and took just over two hours to bring the fire under control.

Hazardous materials experts evacuated about 50 people from surrounding businesses, but the fire was contained to the factory. 

Woman seriously injured after driving 12 metres down a cliff

A woman has sustained serious head and leg injuries after she drove her car off a 12 metre cliff in Double Bay, emergency services were called to the ocean ave address about 3pm.

Once they arrived on scene they located an elderly woman seriously trapped in your vehicle which was on its roof.

She was trapped for around 45 minutes before Police Rescue assisted by Fire and Rescue NSW were able to release her.

She was taken to St Vincent’s hospital in a serious condition.

Rose Bay police are investigating.