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A man has died in what looks to be a freak accident on the state’s North Coast on Saturday night. Police were called to River Street, near the Ballina RSL Club, at around 11pm following reports of a possible drowning. They found a man, believed to be in his 50s, deceased on the rocks beside the Richmond River. He is yet to be formally identified. BREAKING: A man has died in #Ballina after falling into the Richmond River at low tide overnight. Police are currently investigating. Any witnesses are urged to contact crime stoppers. @nbnnews — Samantha Poate (@SammyPoate) December 29, 2018 Initial inquiries suggest the man’s death was not suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner. A second man received treatment for cuts and abrasions. (VISION ONLY)

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Those keen on the freshest possible seafood faced a long wait this morning, as queues stretched well out the doors at Ballina. Some customers lining up from 6am, with most waiting 30 minutes just to get to the counter. Extra staff were put on to manage the pre-Christmas prawn rush – the busiest time of year for Northern Rivers Seafood. “Yes absolutely, unfortunately but it’s really good the customers are really great, they’re understanding and we bust our butt in there to get the job done and their happy so it’s good,” Manager Northern Rivers Seafood, Shannon Moir-Jenkins said. There’s plenty of seafood to go around, with trading to resume as normal on Boxing Day. (VISION ONLY)

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