Central Coast News

CARNAGE LEFT AFTER CAR CRASHES INTO TUMBI UMBI HOME

A trail of destruction has been left in Tumbi Umbi, after a driver allegedly crashed a car into a home overnight. It’s believed around 10:40 the driver lost control at a roundabout on the corner of Eastern and Tumbi Roads. A brick fence and external wall has been left with extensive damage…luckily no one was injured. A 58-year-old man has been charged with high-range drink driving. A court date is still to be set. (VISION ONLY)

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WITNESSES SOUGHT FOLLOWING CENTRAL COAST JET SKI DEATH

Police are appealing for information about an accident that claimed the life of a male jetski rider on the Central Coast last week. The 51-year-old was found floating unconscious in the water at Chittaway Point on Tuggerah Lake, shortly after 2:30pm last Friday. He was rushed to shore and attempts were made to resuscitate him, but he could not be revivied. Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident, or with relevant information, to contact Crime Stoppers.

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JOYS OF THE JOURNEY SHOW WORLD’S BEAUTY

The world’s natural beauty is on display at the Ken Duncan Gallery with the world-renowned photographer showcasing 28 new images including some of our own local wonders. “For me, I love travelling and getting away to some of these spectacular places, but we have them here on the Central Coast.” A personal favourite of Duncan’s is this rare moment from the wild…capturing a polar bear and a sleigh dog mid play session. The photographs will be up until Christmas. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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MAN DIES AFTER JET SKI ACCIDENT

A 50-year-old man has died following a tragic jetski accident on the Central Coast this afternoon. Emergency services were called to Chittaway Point, near Gosford just before three o’clock. It’s believed the man suffered critical head injuries in a fall from a jetski, and couldn’t be revived despite receiving immediate first aid at the scene. Witness have told NBN News they heard a woman screaming for help shortly before emergency services arrived. A report will be prepared for the Coroner. (VISION ONLY)

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FORTNIGHTLY MEETINGS ON THE AGENDA

Central Coast Council could meet more than once a month in the near future. A proposal to make meetings fortnightly will be placed on public exhibition next week. Mayor Jane Smith says meetings are currently running into the early hours of the morning, due to the large number of agenda items. “I think it just makes sense to divide that workload in half so that we have shorter meetings…that will just make the decision making flow a lot more easily.” The council oversees a population of more than 335,000 people. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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