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POTENTIAL ASBESTOS AT LAKE CATHIE

Lake Cathie residents are being advised to avoid an area on the southern side of the lake’s entrance, due to the discovery of building materials which could contain asbestos. The area, near the corner of Bundella Avenue and Illaroo Road, has been restricted and signposted. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council says the location had been used as a dumping ground for building materials close to 30 years ago. The Environment Protection Authority has been notified and remedial action has been taken. The lake remains safe to use. (VISION ONLY)

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TWO MEN INJURED IN TWO CAR ROLLOVER AT COOLONGOLOOK

An elderly man has been flown to hospital following a two-car crash on the Mid North Coast. Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway at Coolongolook, south of Taree, at around 7:30 this morning, following reports a Honda Jazz and a Ford Escape had collided and rolled. The 72-year-old man behind the wheel of the Honda was trapped for some time, before being flown to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition. The driver of the Ford, a 25-year-old man, was taken to Manning Base Hospital with minor injuries.

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