Port Stephens Emergency Services Update

PS30 arriving on scene at Bagnalls Beach.


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Port Stephens Marine Rescue

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At 1:50pm Thursday afternoon Port Stephens Marine Rescue received a MAYDAY request for assistance for an overturned sail dinghy approximately four-five meters off Bagnalls Beach where two teenagers on board were struggling in the water.

MRO Howard took the call to urgently arrange help for the struggling people in the water.

An all-ships notice was announced on the emergency marine channels for nearby vessels with Watch Officer Harry supervising.

Skipper Laurie and Sue were the first to arrive down at the dock.

In no time Laurie had PS30 on the water and heading towards Bagnalls Beach.

PS30 arrived on location to find the two persons were okay and had safely made it to shore.

Parents were contacted and arranged to pick up the two persons on board.

Puppy Scammers

Puppy scams remain at alarming highs, with NSW Fair Trading on track to equal the number of complaints received in 2020 relating to the canine cons that shot to prevalence during COVID-19.

Using restrictions as an excuse to avoid meeting buyers in person, Scamwatch reported 590 complaints of scams involving selling animals totalling $568,470 in loss of money.

Fallen Power Lines

NSW SES are reminding everyone to stay safe around fallen power lines and to not go near any trees that may have fallen on power lines.

Instead call Ausgrid on 13 13 88 and report the fallen powerline, or if the tree/line is threatening life, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Keep at least eight metres or two cars length away from the wire and always assume the wires are live.



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