Two men were hospitalised after jumping and diving into the Murray River near Echuca on Saturday.TRENT HORNEMAN February 12, 2014 4:33am
A Rochester man, 45, who dived head-first into shallow water in the Murray River near Echuca on Saturday remains in a serious but stable condition at The Alfred hospital.
The man was flown to hospital after jumping from a boat into a submerged sandbank near Dead Man’s Bend.
Rural Ambulance Victoria’s spokesman John Mullen said the man was treated for serious spinal injuries.
A Melbourne man, 24, who jumped feet-first into the water on Saturday night has been released from hospital.
Mr Mullen said the man had back and spinal injuries and was flown to Royal Melbourne Hospital.
A hospital spokesperson said the man was stable since arriving and was recovering at home.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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