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Gladstone fishermen rescued from raft

Two fisherman have been rescued off Gladstone after their fishing boat sank on Saturday night. The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter located the two men, stranded at sea in a life raft, around 4am on Sunday after they activated a safety beacon. Rescue Aircrew Officer Chris Jowsey says the fishermen had flares...

Grave fears for native wildlife as fire ravages Fraser Island

Animal activists fear entire animal populations will be wiped out on Fraser Island as a massive fire continues to ravage large areas of bushland. The blaze has been burning for more than a month, damaging more than 30,000 kilometres of pristine habitat. Cheryl Bryant, of Save Fraser Island Dingoes, says it will...

Motocycle crash leaves man in hospital

A evening motorcycle crash in Bundaberg has left a young man in hospital. It happened on Ten Mile and Ferris roads at 8:10pm on Thursday. The man in his 20s was taken to Bundaberg Hospital stable with a hand injury. A second man in his 50s was also involved though declinedhospital treatment.

Trio in hospital after Bundaberg crash

  Three people have been hospitalised, including a teenage girl, following a crash in Bundaberg North overnight. Emergency services were called to the incident on Fairymead Road at 9:56pm on Thursday. All three patients were taken to Bundaberg Hospital in stable conditions. It includes a man in his 20s with minor injuries, a female...

Head on bus crash claims life of Bundy woman

  An elderly woman has been killed after her car collided with an oncoming bus near Bundaberg. The 84-year old was driving along Moore Park Road at Welcome Creek just before 5pm on Thursday. A Police statement says initial investigations suggest she lost control of her Hyundai sedan through a series of bends...

One person critical following serious bus and vehicle crash

  There's been a serious bus and vehicle crash in the Bundaberg region.   It happened on Moore Park Road at Moore Park Beach at just after 4:30 this afternoon.   Queensland Ambulance says one person has suffered critical injuries while a second person has been taken stable to Bundaberg Hospital.   Emergency services remain at the...

Three new officers hit the beat in Wide Bay Burnett

More police are set to hit the streets in Queensland after 79 new officers were sworn in to serve across the state. The new recruits graduated from Oxley Academy this week before they commence 12 months of station-based training. Bundaberg Station, Gin Gin Station and Maryborough Station will each have one new...

Wind change to stop fanning Fraser Island fire

  Firefighters are hoping a change in wind conditions will help in their fight against a massive blaze on Fraser Island. The fire has been burning for more than a month, ripping through more than 30,000 kilometres of bushland and animal habitat. Campers who started an illegal fire and didn't put it out...

Rotary club named 'Local Hero' in Bundy

The Royal Flying Doctor's 'Local Hero' awards have been announced, with a group taking out the title in Bundaberg. The local Rotary Club has been recognised for its generous support of the service in 2020, including helping pay for and personally landscaping a brand new base. RFDS (Queensland Section) CEO Meredith Staib...

STAY INFORMED| Firefighters battle large bushfire on Fraser Island

STAY INFORMED: Fraser Island bushfire as at 3pm Tues 17 Nov 17th November 2020 3:00 PM Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire on Fraser Island.You need to keep up to date and decide what actions you will take if the situation changes.A bushfire continues to burn in the vicinity...

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