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Central Coast News

FATAL CRASH ON THE CENTRAL COAST

SEE SARAH EL-MOSELHI’S 6PM STORY HERE: UPDATE: A male driver, and sole occupant of one of the vehicles, died at the scene – he’s yet to be formally identified. A woman has been airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition, while two men have been taken to John Hunter Hospital with serious injuries. EARLIER: Emergency teams are at the scene of a fatal crash on the Central Coast. Police have confirmed one person has died and another three passengers are trapped, after the multi-vehicle crash at Magenta. Traffic around the area is being affected and motorists should avoid the area. Allow extra travel time. Diversions will add 40 mins to your trip: https://t.co/2o0MmFZTmr https://t.co/Hdo3dAqIlW pic.twitter.com/hOsyPYEstl — Live Traffic NSW (@LiveTrafficNSW) July 18, 2018

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BOAT RESCUE AT BROKEN BAY

Three people were caught in a difficult situation out on the water today, when their boat became stuck on rocks at Lobster Beach. Shortly before midday, Marine Rescue and Maritime officers were called to Broken Bay, after reports of a vessel in distress. The trio were swiftly rescued and are now safe on shore. (VISION ONLY)

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LOCAL LEADERS TAKE LEAP FOR WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER SERVICE

Business and community leaders from across the Central Coast today challenged themselves at great heights, abseiling off Terrigal’s Crowne Plaza, all in the name of charity. The ‘Leaders Leap’ now in its third year on the Coast raises vital funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Plenty of locals and visitors watched-on as the climbers made their seven storey journey to the ground. (VISION ONLY)

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NRL PREMIERSHIP RING RECOVERED: ALLEGED BREAK-INS ON CENTRAL COAST

A 21-year-old man has been charged, following multiple break-ins on the Central Coast over the weekend. Between 1am and 3am on Saturday July 7, three homes in Picketts Valley were allegedly broken into with jewellery, cash and vehicles stolen. Another car was also taken from a Country View Close home. Two vehicles, a Range Rover and a Volkswagon Amarok, were recovered later that morning, after being found alight on Showground Road. Following inquiries, investigators arrested a 21-year-old man at a Gosford home yesterday. Officers searched the property, locating and seizing clothing, cash, cannabis, alcohol, and an NRL premiership ring. The 21-year-old was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with a string of offences. He was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on July 27.

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