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SWIMMER DROWNS AT MID NORTH COAST BEACH

A man has drowned while swimming at Boomerang Beach on the Mid North Coast. It’s understood the man had been swimming between the flags at the popular holiday spot, when he was pulled from the water at around 2 o’clock. Emergency crews attempted to revive the man, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ATTACKING POLICE DOG

A man wanted on outstanding warrants has been arrested on the Mid North Coast, after earlier evading officers and allegedly attacking a police dog. Officers attended a home at Collambatti, north of Kempsey, and attempted to speak with a man wanted on domestic violence charges. The 28-year-old ran from the scene, before he was tracked down in nearby bushland where it’s alleged he assaulted a police dog. The dog wasn’t injured, while the man managed to evade police. A search of the home uncovered a number of cannabis plants, along with a firearm. Following inquiries, the 28-year-old was arrested at an address on Gowrie Road at Wauchope. He was charged with the outstanding warrants, along with several other offences.

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SEARCH FOR MAN WHO FLED TAREE RBT

Police are looking for a man who fled an RBT in Taree on Wednesday. The vehicle had initially stopped on Manning River Drive, but accelerated away as officers approached. A pursuit began with the vehicle heading south towards Purfleet, before the driver pulled over and fled the scene on foot. The 24-year-old was last seen heading into bushland near the Bucketts Way. The four wheel drive was towed away. (VISION ONLY)

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