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Collapse Issue 478 - 16 Sep 2019Issue 478 - 16 Sep 2019
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Clydesdale horses visit aged care facility
Urban spatial plan goes on public exhibition
Testing 'stopped' of water blamed for pelican deaths
Only six Peninsula bike paths in list of 142
Peter Bagnall steps down as surf club president
Bushwalking family rescued after night outdoors
Electorate's community projects are on the Peninsula
Cafe owner asks for removal of conditions
Call for disability facilities in playground upgrades
Drifting yacht recoverd by RMS
Proposal for two-storey gym at Club Umina
Councillors differ on local planning panels
Umina skate park design report released
Three two-storey townhouse development replicated
Applications to demolish homes and erect townhouses
Short-term accommodation approved
Two homes to be replaced by double-storey building
Manufactured home approved under delegation
Council to set sports fields charges
Water restrictions being considered
Mayor and deputy mayor to face election
Program of events for 90th anniversary
Celebratory event has boutique wine and gourmet food
Girl Guides to celebrate 70 years
Ethan is organiser of school strike
Matthew Calbert is named Young Volunteer of the Year
CWA branch receives recognition statement
New Rotary club receives its charter
Men's Shed holds its Spring garage sale
Dog event raises $5000 for Guide Dogs
Nine trees planted in Springwood St
CWA branch has morning tea with youth service
Church holds service of appreciation
Rotary to use grant for aged care equipment
Rotary club hears about PCYC
Sites sign up for garage sale trail
Tree removal threatens local beauty
Thanks for rescuing me
The Great Uneducated?
Alleviation works fail to address flooding problem
Brenda receives her OAM for stroke awareness
Finalist in business awards
Hospital staff take colourful approach to Stroke Week
Surf club takes on RUOK Day message
Scuba diving offered as physical therapy
Surgeon accredited to use laser for haemorrhoids
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Bouddi arts trail over long weekend
Jazz, roots and blues singers at folk club
New musical is 'proof of concept'
Exhibition to launch Coastal Twist Festival
MP supports Rainbow Windows competition
Artisan market at Woy Woy
Umina resident helps organise women's jazz festival
Students use 3D printer
College welcomes new Umina principal
First excursion for kindergarten students
Keearn makes national Oztag team
Goalball teams play in State championships
Logs have 'mysteriously disappeared'
Annabelle's success continues
Teacher honoured with Education Week award
Pretty Beach staff members honoured
Students raise $1000 in backpack challenge
Superheroes in parade
Students take part in Cultural Continuum excursion
Working bee results in new look garden beds
College students and staff visit Empire Bay
Students raise funds for Legacy
Students show off cooking skills
Students paint with light
Brainstorming ways to make learning more innovative
Jemma takes gold in canoe world championships
Umina crown NSW Surf Life Saving Club of the Year
Southern and Ettalong United defeated by Gosford City
Bailey makes finals of Ironman trials
Three boxers succeed at Queensland Golden Gloves
Asha to compete in dirt track titles
Women's Seven team hang up their boots
Roosters under-10 team undefeated in five years
Club offers free training in return for work
Rugby Union presentations

Bushwalking family rescued after night outdoors

A family of bushwalkers have been rescued after spending the night outdoors with emergency services personnel at Patonga.

The family of two adults and three children, aged 12, 15 and 17, contacted emergency services at about 6:15pm on September 1 after becoming stranded on an afternoon bushwalk.

Police have been told the path the group walked along the beach was inaccessible upon returning due to the tide rising.

This stranded them atop a cliff with no inland access, in fading light and with limited provisions.

A joint search operation was coordinated involving officers from Brisbane Water Police District, Marine Area Command, PolAir, Fire and Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service and the NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter.

Once the group was located by PolAir, two Fire and Rescue NSW officers and two NSW Ambulance paramedics made their way through dense bushland to access the group and provided resources for the overnight stay.

The family walked to the Patonga boat ramp with the assistance of emergency services personnel at about 8:30am on September 2.

The North Ryde family was then checked over by NSW Ambulance paramedics with no health concerns raised, before being taken back to their vehicle.

Brisbane Water Police District's Chief Inspector Rodney Peet has praised the combined efforts of emergency services and urged caution for anyone planning to bushwalk as the weather warms.

"The safe resolution of the overnight operation is testament to the efforts of all emergency personnel involved," he said.

"This is a timely reminder to all those who enjoy the outdoors to plan your trip and know your surroundings before travelling.

"Weather and ocean conditions can change rapidly.

"Make sure your route is safe and will remain safe throughout your trip," he said.

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