A Cobram man is recovering in Royal Melbourne Hospital after an incident at Thompsons Beach near Cobram this month.January 25, 2013 4:45am
A Cobram man is recovering in Royal Melbourne Hospital after an incident at Thompsons Beach near Cobram this month.
The Cobram Courier believes the man sustained multiple fractures to his left ankle after jumping into the river.
He was taken to Goulburn Valley Base Hospital before being transferred to Melbourne for further treatment.
He remains in a stable condition.
Life Saving Victoria communication manager Holly Bennett reiterated the importance of inland water safety.
‘‘Our key message is to always look before you leap,’’ she said.
Checking for hazards — including rocks, debris and tree branches — is essential to preventing accidents in the river.
Ms Bennett said spinal injury was always a concern at Life Saving Victoria and unfortunately occurred far too frequently in river accidents.
‘‘Prevention is the most important thing as there is no cure for spinal injury,’’ Ms Bennett said.
She said awareness was vital.
‘‘Also be aware of recent floods in the area — this can change the condition of the river,’’ Ms Bennett said.
Emergency services are at the scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy near Pine Lodge.
After building his form in a consistent effort during the past 12 months, Mulwala double trap shooter James Willett has staked his claim on possible Olympic gold after taking out the ISSF World Cup last week.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
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CAMPASPE V/Line passengers are calling for faster train speeds between Echuca and Bendigo.
Lions Club charity money was stolen from a Kyabram barbershop Tuesday morning.
Seymour suffers disappointing loss to Euroa
Barooga transport owner-operator Glen Kearney says he is relieved the Federal Government has abolished the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
A week after winning a prestigious Rotary award, Cobram resident Keith Parry still can’t wipe the smile off his face.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
ix industry and local government representatives, five water services committee members and two community members have been appointed to the new Connections Stakeholder Consultative Committee.
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