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.
Shepparton Chamber of Commerce president says employers should be able to come to an agreement with employees about penalty rates.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala B Grade Rams have secured the Des Johnston Shield as WDCA B Grade Two Day Premiers for season 2014/2015 with a crushing win over City Colts.
Mystery and romance abound in a new novel from leading lady of Australian women’s fiction, Fleur McDonald.
Actor and presenter Shane Jacobson starred in two seasons of Top Gear Australia and has staged Top Gear Fest for the past five years.
Rochester Football Netball Club hosted an information evening last week in collaboration with Ambulance Victoria to educate members on the correct use of the club’s defibrillator.
20th Heritage Day a hit
Councillors last night put out for public comment a draft budget which proposed a lower-than-expected increase.
Finley have now formed their own Local Health Advisory Committee.
Heathcote Primary School put on a colourful display for Easter on Friday with an Easter hat parade featuring everything from the very edible to amazingly tall.
VicRoads will review speed limits on the Murray Valley Highway in Cobram and Strathmerton following petitions calling for them to be lowered.
Leading concert artist Daniel de Borah will perform in Deniliquin tonight as part of the South West Music 2015 concert series.
Toolamba Primary School student Felix Turnbull is looking forward to seeing his face on new SPC labels that will be on supermarket shelves across the nation.
Benalla streets have come alive with street art. The large painted images adorn some of the town's buildings, creating a spectacular sight.
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