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11 Jan 2021
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Petrol prices cheapest on Coast
Four coronavirus cases in 2257
Peninsula News' role - supporting local democracy
Two young life savers conduct successful rescue
Higher crime rate in Woy Woy than in Umina-Ettalong
Shop at aged care home replaces supermarket outings
Both old and new trees needed, says GUST
The world needs altruists, says Rotary club president
Expired flares to be collected at Lions Park
Petrol station neighbours hit by noise and parking limit
Statements made about local coronavirus cases
One ferry stops while other continues
Crime rate drops on the Peninsula
'Busiest holiday season ever', say tourism operators
'Strict new laws' to control short-term rentals
Market stall for Uganda project
Bank contributes $160,000 to local projects
Developer seeks to move planned building one metre
Certificate allows construction of multi-dwelling project
New bridge built at arboretum
Tree-planting tally reaches 473
Long-serving Rotary members move on
Blue boat removed from mangroves
Coast could be hit with privatisation, says Tesch
Email the council 'if a tree is removed', says tree group
Wharf construction resumes for new year
Wettest December in wettest year in 16 years
Does council give credence to inaccurate traffic studies?
Elderly patients forced to wait outside on foot
Free weekly women's exercise class
Peninsula loses free immunisation clinic
Only two aged care visitors a day, relatives told
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External groups create artworks at Woy Woy and Umina
Church reviews its part in religious education program
College students offered tertiary places
Shade trees planted outside school
Back packs and school supplies for families in need
O'Farrell scores 111 for Southern Spirt
Donations sought for new soccer clubhouse
Bunnies ask junior players to register
Women's soccer coach sought
Year's first red point event for bridge club
Virus restrictions change Pennants Trial
Netball club sets registration fees
Bridge club championship
Soccer trials and training start at SEU

Two young life savers conduct successful rescue

Two young life savers at Umina Beach Surf Life Saving Club have conducted a successful rescue after a man on a boogie board went down the face of a wave into a shallow bank.

Davara Marshall, 15, had just recently completed her bronze medallion and, on Boxing Day, was on her first patrol as an official "Bronzie".

'While honing her skills in a dropping tide about 100 meters south of the flags, she spotted a man on his boogie board go straight down the face of a wave onto the shallow bank," a post on the club's social media site reported.

"After the white water had passed, she noticed the man face down and unresponsive.

"Davara swiftly paddled over and rolled the man over on to his back securing his neck and head in the breaking swell.

"Fellow patrolling member, clubbie and friend Lachlan McLeod paddled over to provide assistance.

"While Davara had the patient secured, Lachlan noted that the man had a large graze to the forehead.

"Lachlan immediately signalled for assistance.

"The two young lifesavers took the lead on providing the spinal rescue to transfer the man safely onto the beach.

"The urgent response from all patrolling members ensured the patient was comfortable and safe till the paramedics arrived."

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