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Teenager dies after being pulled from water at the Hawkesbury River

Teenager dies after being pulled from water at the Hawkesbury River

The teen’s death comes after a surge in drownings this summer, compared to last year.

  • by Laura Chung

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How does drowning happen and how can you prevent it?
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How does drowning happen and how can you prevent it?

The idea that a drowning person splashes and calls for help is mostly a myth. How do you spot someone in trouble? What are their chances of surviving once you do? And how well should a child be able to swim?

  • by Julie Power
Man dies after being pulled from water at North Narrabeen

Man dies after being pulled from water at North Narrabeen

Surf lifesavers have been unable to revive a man who died after getting into difficulty in the surf on Sydney’s northern beaches.

  • by Angus Thompson
Two dead after boating, swimming accidents in Victorian waters

Two dead after boating, swimming accidents in Victorian waters

A man died when his boat overturned off the Anglesea coast, while another man drowned after getting into trouble while swimming in Barwon Heads.

Family friends slam emergency services response to Coffs Harbour breakwall tragedy

Family friends slam emergency services response to Coffs Harbour breakwall tragedy

The man disappeared after a powerful wave crashed over the breakwall on Thursday evening.

  • by Carrie Fellner
Three Sydney men dead after being swept into surf at Port Kembla

Three Sydney men dead after being swept into surf at Port Kembla

Just after 10pm on Friday night emergency services responded to reports that up to three people had been washed into the surf.

  • by Pallavi Singhal and Jason Avedissian
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Man dies in custody in Brisbane’s south-west

Man dies in custody in Brisbane’s south-west

The man was rushed to hospital from the watchhouse and underwent surgery.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Driver charged over teenage pedestrian’s death

Driver charged over teenage pedestrian’s death

A driver has been charged over the death of a 17-year-old boy who was hit by a vehicle that veered onto the footpath along a major road in Sydney’s south-west.

  • by Angus Thompson
‘He was extremely unlucky this time’: Victorian man killed in shark attack

‘He was extremely unlucky this time’: Victorian man killed in shark attack

A 32-year-old Warrnambool father has been remembered as a “fun-loving, mischievous and supportive mate” after being taken by a shark in South Australia.

  • by Rachael Dexter
‘He’s dangerous’: Driver jailed over crash that killed mum on her way to work

‘He’s dangerous’: Driver jailed over crash that killed mum on her way to work

A drug-addled, sleep-deprived P-plate driver has been jailed for nine years and four months over a road crash that killed Rose Kelly.

  • by Adam Cooper
Man dies in Brisbane workplace incident

Man dies in Brisbane workplace incident

The incident involved heavy machinery occurred overnight at Pinkenba.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia