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Category: Emergency Services

One dead after yacht accident in Wangi

A person has died after falling from a yacht in Lake Macquarie today (Sunday 14 February).  A Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie crew received a call just after 4pm from its base that there...

Police investigate truck and car crash in Hamilton

An investigation is underway after five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Newcastle yesterday. Just after 7.30pm (Saturday 13 February), emergency services were called to Gordon Avenue, Hamilton, after reports of...

Police search for driver after car crashes into house

Police are searching for a driver after a car crashed into a house in Raymond Terrace last night. At about 8.45pm (Friday 12 February), a silver Nissan Maxima sedan left the road and...

Elderly patient forced to wait six hours for ambulance with broken hip

Extensive delays forced a local nursing home patient to wait six hours for an ambulance with a broken hip last week. That’s the sad scenario, which has compelled Wallsend state MP Sonia Hornery...

‘Keep looking when cooking’: Crews battle house fire at Waratah

Fire crews have responded to a house fire in Waratah-West. More than 20 Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have worked to extinguish a fire that broke out at a home on...

Fatal motorcycle crash near Cessnock

A motorcyclist has died after a single-vehicle crash in the Hunter Valley this morning. Shortly after 4am (Wednesday 27 January), emergency services were called to the intersection of Wollombi Road and Kendall Street,...

Horror weekend on Upper Hunter roads, with four people dead

It’s been a horror weekend on roads in the Upper Hunter, with four people dying in two separate accidents. A woman was killed, and a second female injured, following a single vehicle crash...

Fire crews battle caravan fire at Cardiff South

Fire and Rescue NSW crews have extinguished a blaze that broke out inside a caravan on Second Street, Cardiff South just before 12:30pm this afternoon (Friday 8 January). Firefighters from Charlestown and Cardiff...

MISSING: Patrick Thaidy’s daughter calls for help

Jessie Thaidy is desperately calling on the Hunter community for help amid the ongoing search for her missing father Patrick. Patrick was last seen at his home on Delasala Drive in Macquarie Hills...

Man dies in truck crash at Jerrys Plains

A man has lost his life in a single vehicle truck crash in the Hunter region today. Just before 11am on Tuesday 15 December, officers attached to the Hunter Valley Police District, along...

Rescuers gallop in to save trapped pony

All’s well that ends well. That was the story in the Upper Hunter last night after rescuers spent six hours in the cold to free a trapped pony near Denman, 28km from Muswellbrook. At...

CCTV released as search for Patrick Thaidy continues

Police are renewing an appeal to help locate a 60-year-old man who is missing from Lake Macquarie. Patrick Thaidy was last seen at his home on Delasala Drive in Macquarie Hills at about...

Search resumes for missing Lake Macquarie man

A search will continue today for a man missing from Lake Macquarie since last week. Patrick Thaidy, aged 60, was last seen at his home on Delasala Drive in Macquarie Hills about 12am...

MP slams Maitland Hospital emergency wait times

If you’ve ever felt frustrated, annoyed or even aggrieved while attending Maitland Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED), then here’s your chance to do something about it. Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison is calling on Lower...

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after crash at Caves Beach

Police are investigating after a fatal motorcycle crash in Caves Beach yesterday (Thursday 3 December). At about 2.35pm, emergency services were called to Caves Beach Road, Caves Beach, after reports a motorcycle had...

Volunteer award a Silver lining for Graeme

NSW SES City of Newcastle deputy unit commander Graeme Silver is a humble, but worthy, winner of the 2020 Newcastle Volunteer Service Award.  The popular Novocastrian has spent the past four decades –...

Muswellbrook welcomes $3.1m fire station

Muswellbrook will soon be home to a new $3.1 million fire station.Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen joined NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott in the region on Thursday...

Iconic Aussie pair produce ‘Darn a Good Yarn’

There are few organisations that encapsulate the Australian spirit more aptly than the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia (RFDS) and the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWA). For almost a century, the...

Passers-by save man after mobility scooter accident

An elderly man has been rescued from a creek after he crashed his mobility scooter in the Lake Macquarie area this afternoon. Passers-by went to the aid of the 87-year-old man when his...

Hazard reduction burn in Cooranbong this weekend

NSW Rural Fire Service will be carrying out a hazard reduction burn this Saturday 21 November at Cooranbong, subject to suitable weather conditions. From 9am-7pm the burn will take place along 2 hectares...

Woman charged after road rage incident in Newcastle

A woman has been charged following an alleged road-rage incident in Newcastle earlier today. At about 6.20am (Friday 13 November), officers from Newcastle City Police District were called to Hunter Street, Newcastle, following...