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.
Budding Kyabram actor Taylor Smith Morvell is one of 20 Victorian students chosen to perform his Year 12 theatre studies monologue in Melbourne next week.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
This year's Southern 80 ski race has reaped an estimated $36.2 million for the district economy.
Rochester and Elmore District Health Service has increased its radiology services from two to four days a week.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Leitchville-Gunbower at home was too strong for Heathcote’s senior footballers in their first Good Friday clash.
Huge crowds turned out for Cobram Barooga's River Beaches Festival, which featured a special splash for 2000 rubber ducks.
South West Arts ArtOut will be held again in 2015 after last weekend's inaugural success.
Some of Australia’s greatest horses and just a few racetrack characters have appeared at the Benalla Racing Club’s grounds in its 150-year history.
Benalla's Kevin Harper will be honoured in the motorcade lap of honour at Melbourne Cricket Ground tomorrow for his service during the Korean War.
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