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A man killed in a multi-vehicle pileup on the Hume Motorway


A man has died following a multi-vehicle crash on the Highlands yesterday.

Emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving up to 10 vehicles in the northbound lanes of the Hume Motorway at Wilton, just south of Picton Road at about 3 pm.

The driver of a Mitsubishi Fuso, a 43-year-old man, was trapped inside his vehicle.

He was released by Fire and Rescue NSW and treated by paramedics, however died at the scene.

Officers from Camden Police Area Command established a crime scene.

Five drivers from other vehicles involved in the crash were taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory testing.

The Crash Investigation Unit has commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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Another stabbing in Nowra


Emergency Services have been called to a stabbing in Nowra.

The incident took place around 1:30pm on Kinghorne Street near Ryan Avenue.

A man in his 40's has a wound to his abdomen and is in a stable condition

He's expected to be airlifted to hospital.

Four NSW Ambulance crews responded.

We'll have more details as they come to hand.

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Driver airlifted to hospital after Jerrawangala crash


About 4.30pm on Tuesday 18 January 2021, officers from South Coast Police District responded to the intersection of the Princes Highway and Twelve Mile Peg Road, Jerrawangala, after reports of a single-vehicle crash.

Police assisted the driver of a Holden Commodore after he had lost control and hit an embankment.

The 31-year-old man was treated by paramedics and taken to HMAS Albatross before being airlifted to Canberra Hospital.

Police inquiries continue.

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HSU: New ambulance station needed

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Health Services Union delegates for the Highlands are welcoming a number of key announcements by the State Government, but believe there's still some way to go.

Health care workers will receive a cash boost of $3000 and the public sector wage cap will increase to three per cent this financial year.

New ambulance stations are being earmarked for Narellan and Raby which could take some pressure off Highlands paramedics, but HSU delegate Matt Anderson said a new station in the Southern Highlands should also be part of the plan.

"As a union we think we should be able to have discussions with the local member in relation to future resourcing,

"We believe part of that future resourcing, might be the building of a new station to future proof the area,"Mr. Anderson said.

Wollondilly MP Nathaniel Smith has told 2st he's always to sitting down with HSU delegates,

"My office is open at anytime and I'm happy to sit down and talk,"he said.

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Man charged after victim is set alight


An Illawarra man is due in court today charged with allegedly setting another man on fire at the weekend.

About 4.20pm on Saturday 18 June 2022, emergency services attended a property on Fountaindale Road at Saddleback Mountain, west of Kiama, following reports a man had sustained serious burns.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District attended and located a vehicle engulfed in flames and a 51-year-old man nearby with serious burns to his head, chest and face.

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being flown to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

A crime scene was established and was forensically examined. Lake Illawarra detectives, assisted by State Crime Command’s Arson Unit, commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s injuries

About 9.30am yesterday (Sunday 19 June 2022), a 42-year-old man was arrested at Saddleback Mountain and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

He was charged with throw/lay explosive other substance with intent to burn/maim/disable/do grievous bodily harm etc, and cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The man was refused bail and will appear at Wollongong Local Court today.

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Man charged with fatal crash at Currarong

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A man has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a woman at Currarong.

Just after 10.30am on New Years Day, emergency services were called to Currarong Road, after a Subaru Forester and a Hyundai sedan collided head-on.

The driver of the Subaru – a 26-year-old woman – died at the scene.

The driver of the Hyundai– a 20-year-old man – was treated by Paramedics for minor injuries before being airlifted to Wollongong Hospital where he underwent mandatory testing.

He was issued with a Future Court Attendance today for the offences of dangerous driving occasioning death (drive manner dangerous) and negligent driving (occasioning death).

The Currarong man is due to appear in Nowra Local Court on Monday March 14 2022.


Man injured in Berry car crash


A man has sustained head injuries in a single-car crash on the Princes Highway in the Shoalhaven's north.

NSW Ambulance dispatched four crews to the accident scene near Berry at about 8 o'clock.

The man, believed to be aged in his twenties, was treated at the scene and then taken to Wollongong Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Investigations are underway into the cause.

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Man killed after fall in Budderoo National Park

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The body of a man has been found following a search of the Blue Pool in the Budderoo National Park.

About 8:30 last night, Emergency services were called to Missingham Creek – near Robertson – after reports a man, aged 26, slipped on rocks before disappearing below the water.

Officers from The Hume Police District were assisted by officers from the Lake Illawarra Police District, the Wingecarribee SES Unit, NSW paramedics, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The body of the 26-year-old was recovered by Police Divers about 2:45am this morning.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Motorcycle & car collision at Bomaderry


Emergency Services have been called to a collision between a motorcycle and car at Bomaderry.

The incident took place in the southbound lanes of the Princes Highway near McDonalds.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man aged in his 50's has suffered minor injuries.

No details yet about where he's being transported to.

Motorists can expect heavy traffic conditions in the area.

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Near drowning at Bendalong

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A man has been taken to hospital after he was seen struggling in water off a beach in Bendalong.

Emergency Services were called to Washerwoman's Beach around 10 o'clock this morning.

The man aged in his 50's was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital in a serious condition.

It's not known at this stage if he suffered a medical episode.

We'll have more details as they come to hand.

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New communications site at Robertson


The Public Safety Network in the Southern Highlands has been expanded with the completion of a new site at Robertson.

Other PSN sites were critical during the Black Summer bushfires and last year's floods.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said it will make it easier for our local emergency services to communicate when it matters most.

"The PSN provides emergency services organisations with a single, integrated network on which to communicate,

"It protected communities and supported the Rural Fire Service, Police, Fire and Rescue, Paramedics and the SES during the Black Summer bushfires as well as last year's flood events,"Ms. Tuckerman said.

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Nowra man charged over alleged stabbing at Warrawong


Police have charged a man over the alleged stabbing of another man in the Illawarra overnight.

At about 12.40am today, police were called to a unit at Cowper Street Warrawong, following reports a 27-year-old man had been stabbed multiple times.

Police were told a 22-year-old man attended the unit before a physical altercation ensued between the pair.

The older man was allegedly kicked in the face before being stabbed several times in the abdomen and upper left leg by the younger man, who then fled the scene.

The injured man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Wollongong Hospital in a stable condition.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District were notified, and with assistance from the Dog Unit, conducted an extensive search of the area and located the younger man hiding in bushes nearby.

He was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station, where he was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The Nowra man was refused bail and is due to appear at Wollongong Local Court today.

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Off-duty medical staff help save woman after highway crash


An off-duty doctor and two off-duty nurses have helped save the life of a woman who was badly injued in a two-car crash south of Nowra today.

They were among the first on the scene of the accident on the Princes Highway, just north of the Bendalong Road intersection, and worked on the woman who had suffered chest injuries.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Chris Lahene said they played an important role in saving the woman.

“We really appreciated the assistance of medical staff whose early intervention was critical," he said.

“Paramedics took over and worked with the critical care team to stabilise the patient for transport.”

Paramedics stabilised the patient and transported her to the waiting Toll Ambulance rescue helicopter, which had landed at the Jerrawangala Rest Area.


She was flown to Liverpool Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A man aged in his 20s also sustained chest injuries in the collision.

He was treated at the scene before being transported to Shoalhaven Hospital.

The accident occurred about 12.30pm, and closed the highway in both directions.

Inspector Lahene said paramedics arrived on the scene to " smoking wreckage resulting from a collision".

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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Paramedic shortages in the spotlight

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A shortage of paramedics in the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly areas is being described as " unacceptable ".

According to Health Services Union delegates there are three or four crews rostered on each day for the Wingecarribee and most of them are being called out of area, leaving a shortfall locally.

Shadow Health Minister Ryan Park has written to his state counterpart Brad Hazzard regarding the situation with Paramedics in the Southern Highlands.

That includes questions about delays in getting access to paramedic care and what plans are in place to address the problem.

Mr. Park said it's not good enough.

"When you call triple zero, you expect to get a Paramedic,

"It is not fair on those frontline workers, that they are under that much pressure, they are forced to be diverted to other areas and people have wait hours for emergency care,"Mr. Park said.

Paramedics at breaking point across the Illawarra as Shoalhaven crews called to cover shifts


Illawarra and Shoalhaven paramedics are holding another round of industrial action today as their frustration grows with the State Government over staff shortages and pay.

Alan O'Riordan from the NSW Australian Paramedics Association said staff are 'at the end of their tether' but they will still respond to emergency calls during the 24 hour action.

"Paramedics are refusing to move away from their home stations and they're refusing to do low-acuity scheduled transfers.

"So what paramedics are doing is what they're really paid to do.

"They're going to turn up at the station they're meant to start work at and stay at that station for the day but they won't be moved to other stations.

"They're going to answer and still respond to all triple 000 calls, it's just possibly some routine and low-acuity work, they're going to say no, there's other ways of doing this and our priority is answering emergency calls," he said.

O'Riordan confirmed that staffing shortages are at crisis point on the South Coast after a crew from the Shoalhaven was called to work in the Illawarra last week.

"They're telling us this is an everyday occurrence that there's cars (Ambulances) being moved from one area to another.

"It's robbing Peter to pay Paul.

"This is a daily occurrence, the cars are being moved possibly from the Shoalhaven area up to the Illawarra are and vice versa depending on the workload.

"What it is showing is a systemic failure of the service and we need more staffing to stop this from happening," O'Riordan said.

The NSW Australian Paramedics Association is asking for 1500 paramedics to fill the stop gaps.

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Serious head on crash at Burradoo


Emergency Services are currently at the scene of a serious crash at Burradoo.

Just before midday today, two vehicles collided head on along Moss Vale Road, near the Briars.

One person is in a critical condition and two others have been seriously injured.

Four Ambulance crews are on scene and two rescue helicopters are on the way.

We're being told the road is closed in both directions.

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Stand-up paddleboarder rescued at Seven Mile Beach


SES volunteers have carried an injured stand-up paddleboarder two kilometres to a waiting ambulance after the man suffered a lower leg fracture at Seven Mile Beach yesterday.

Emergency Services were called to Seven Mile Beach just after 10am after the man suffered the injury and couldn't walk from the beach.

He was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital for treatment.

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Tango the eclectus parrot evades NSW Ambulance rescue efforts


A Shoalhaven family is appealing for help to locate their missing rare eclectus parrot,  who has flown the coupe after escaping from their Killara Road home in Nowra.

NSW Ambulance Rescue members came to the aid of a worried Jane Kumar, climbing a backyard tree and trying to hose down and entice escapee, 11 year old Tango, back to his owner.

Despite their best efforts, Tango took flight and was last seen at Hillcrest Avenue.


Ms Kumar said Tango is a large, distinct green parrot with red flashes under his wing.

The eclectus parrot is a parrot native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia, and the Maluku Islands.


Ms Kumar said , "Tango' responds well to kissing noises , wolf whistles and saying peek-a-boo and hello."

She said, "A crinkling chip packet also gets Tango's attention."

If anyone sees or manages to catch Tango, they should call Jane on 0431 253490.

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Truck & motorcycle crash in Moss Vale

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Emergency Services have been called to Moss Vale after a motorcyclist was hit by a truck.

The incident took place just after 10am on the corner of Argyle Street and Waite Street.

Three Ambulance crews responded.

The section of road has been closed in both directions and diversions are in place.

We'll have more details as they come to hand.

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Two vehicle crash at Moss Vale


Emergency Services are at the scene of a two vehicle crash on Nowra Road in Moss Vale.

Two people have minor injuries and are expected to be taken to Bowral Hospital.

One has shoulder pain, the other neck pain

Motorists are being asked to exercise caution.

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Woman rescued after Nowra cliff fall


A woman had to be rescued after falling about 20 metres while rock climbing at North Nowra just before midday today.

The experienced climber aged in her 40s suffered suspected leg and pelvis injuries in the fall.

A Special Casualty Access Team paramedic abseiled down the cliff beside Yurunga Drive in an effort to attend to the woman, while others walked through bushland at The Grotto to reach her.


The Toll Ambulance Rescue helicopter arrived and hovered just above the tree tops before lowering a doctor and critical care paramedic down close to where the woman lay injured.

The medical and emergency personnel worked to stabilise the woman and give her pain relief, before carrying her to a clearing when the helicopter returned.


She, the doctor and critical care paramedic were winched up to the helicopter before being flown to Bankstown Airport, from which she was taken by road ambulance to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Inspector Nathan O'Brien from NSW Ambulance said the woman was fortunate to not suffer more serious injuries.


“Although the scene was difficult to access we were well prepared for the situation," Inspector O'Brien said.

“It was great to work with other emergency services to ensure it was a safe rescue.”

He said paramedics believed the woman was climbing on her own at the time of the fall, and was found by her partner  when she did not return home.


He contacted emergency services.

Shortly before they arrived a nearby resident who had been placing painted rocks around The Grotto heard a person calling out, but was unable to clarify what they were saying or even if the voice was male or female.

Nearby residents said they had often seen the woman's car parked beside the well-known abseiling and rock climbing destination.

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