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Jack is NBN News' Digital & Social Media Producer. Born and bred in Newcastle, Jack has previously worked in the news team as an editor and cameraman as well as on outside broadcasts. A passion for local content, Jack sees the importance of connecting communities with their local news, sport and weather.

MAN INJURED IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT AT GOSFORD

A 32-year-old construction worker has been rushed to hospital, after a workplace accident on the Central Coast this afternoon. It’s understood the man was working on the eighth floor of a building site at Gosford, when he fell onto a piece of steel reinforcing on a lower level. CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter was tasked to the scene at around 3 o’clock, with a specialist doctor and critical care paramedic sedating the man so he could be cut free. He was taken to Gosford Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

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TEENAGER FOUND UNCONSCIOUS IN SHOAL BAY POOL

A teenager was last night rushed to hospital, after he was found unconscious in a swimming pool at Port Stephens. Paramedics, along with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter rushed to Shoal Bay in the early hours of Tuesday morning, after a male was pulled unresponsive from a backyard pool. The helicopter transported the man, believed to be in his late teens, to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital. He was reported to be in a stable condition.

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WOMAN WINCHED FROM REMOTE BUSHLAND NEAR MOUNT WARNING

A 32-year-old woman had to be winched from bushland in the state’s far-north on Sunday afternoon, after she broke her leg. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to an area near Mount Warning, inserting in a paramedic to assess the injured bushwalker. She was winched from the remote location, and flown to Tweed Heads Hospital in a stable condition.

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NELSON BAY WIN GAI TAYLOR CUP FINAL AGAINST MACKSVILLE

The biggest regional touch footy event in New South Wales wrapped up at Nelson Bay this afternoon, with almost 2200 juniors from the Hunter, Central Coast, Central West and Western region taking part. There was great news for the home town Under 18 girls, with the Bay winning the Gai Taylor Cup 4-3 against Macksville, while the Central Coast Dolphins boys won the Dean McManus Cup. (VISION ONLY)

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TEENAGER DROWNS AT SUSAN GILMORE BEACH

A 16-year-old boy has died in a tragic drowning at a Newcastle beach. Police have confirmed a 16 year old boy has drowned at Bar Beach in Newcastle this afternoon @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/E1ucF534bF — Tyson Cottrill (@TysonCottrill) February 3, 2019 Emergency services were called to Susan Gilmore Beach at around 3:30 this afternoon. It’s understood the boy was swimming with friends, when he became caught in rough conditions. Early reports indicate his friends were unable to locate him before the region’s rescue helicopter arrived to search the location. NBN News’ Tyson Cottrill reports.

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MAN CHARGED AFTER WOMAN ROBBED AT CENTRAL COAST PUB

A 38-year-old man has been charged with aggravated robbery, after an incident at a Central Coast pub late yesterday afternoon. The man was arrested a short distance from the licensed premises on The Entrance Road at Erina, after it’s alleged he demanded cash from and punched a 24-year-old woman in the head, inside a bathroom. The woman was taken to Gosford Hospital suffering injuries to her face, head, and arm, while the man ran from scene. He was located nearby and taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged.

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WOMAN CHARGED OVER ALSTONVILLE CRASH

A 33-year-old woman has been charged over a fatal crash at Alstonville on the state’s north coast last August. BREAKING: A 33yo woman will front Lismore Local Court next month charged with negligent driving. Her car collided with Jeremy Plooy’s motorbike in August last year, fatally injuring him @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/uB79JHEhde — Georgia Anderson (@GAndersonNews) February 2, 2019 The accident claimed the life of a 39-year-old man, after the motorbike he was riding was struck by a Nissan Elgrand at the intersection of Ballina Road and the Bruxner Highway. Following an investigation a 33-year-old woman was charged with negligent driving occasioning death, along with two counts of not giving way to a vehicle. She’ll face Lismore Local Court next month.

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TEENAGER CHARGED OVER TANILBA BAY ASSAULT

An 18-year-old man has been charged over the assault of a 55-year-old at Port Stephens. The incident happened at the Tilligerry RSL Sports Club on January 25. It’s understood a group of people had been removed from the venue, when an 18-year-old became involved in a scuffle in the carpark. During the altercation, a 55-year-old man was punched in the face, falling to the ground and losing consciousness. He was taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital suffering head and facial injuries. He also had a metal plate inserted into his badly-broken leg. The teenager fled the scene before police arrived. Following inquiries, he was arrested on Friday at Raymond Terrace, where he was charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm.

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