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BOAT BURSTS INTO FLAMES AT WOY WOY

A frightening sight on the Central Coast last night, as two men were forced to jump overboard after their boat caught fire. A recovery mission unfolded at Woy Woy’s Lions Park this afternoon with the remains of the boat pulled to shore. Video: David Messenger and the Central Coast Express Advocate 

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BOAT BURSTS INTO FLAMES ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Two men have had a lucky escape, after their boat burst into flames on the Central Coast. Around 6pm last night, emergency services were called to the scene near Lions Park at Woy Woy, following reports a vessel was well alight. Fire crews were assisted by Central Coast Ferries to get closer to the 6-metre craft, which is expected to be salvaged later today. It’s understood the boat was around 50-metres offshore. Video: David Messenger  

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ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR TUMBI CREEK ROAD

The upgrade project on Tumbi Creek Road has received an additional cash boost of $1.75 million. The money will go towards a new footpath, to improve pedestrian and cyclist access between the Gregory Street roundabout and the Wyong Road intersection. The upgrade is expected to be finished by the end of the year. (No audio)

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POLICE INVESTIGATE SEXUAL ASSAULT AT THE ENTRANCE

Police investigating the sexual assault of a man on the Central Coast have released an image of a vehicle, believed to be a similar make and model of a getaway car. Around 1am on February 24, a 22-year-old man left a hotel on the Entrance Road, at The Entrance, and walked to a park on Marine Parade. When there, the man was pushed to the ground by another man and sexually assaulted. A 21-year-old woman came to his aid and a scuffle ensued. The alleged offender fled the scene with another man in a silver Holden Commodore sedan. Police are also wanting to speak with a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries. He’s described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his late 20s, between 175-178cms tall, with short black hair.

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