Weekly Emergency Services Update for the Myall Coast

1. Sergeant Greg Lentfer, Senior Constable Hannah Wynne and Detective Superintendent Chad Gillies.

 

Hawks Nest Accident

ON the morning of Saturday 23 April the Pindimar/Tea Gardens RFS was called out to a motor vehicle accident on Mungo Brush Road.

A four-wheel-drive had hit a power pole snapping it off near the base.

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This resulted in a power blackout across a large portion of Hawks Nest.

The Brigade stated that there were no occupants on scene when they arrived and so injuries are unknown.

Police Farewell

On 22 April, Port Stephens Hunter Police District joined together to wish Senior Constable Hannah Wynne in the NSW Police Force (NSWPF) a goodbye.

Hannah joined the NSWPF in 2009.

She has been stationed at Northern Beaches, Prosecutions Command and has worked in the Port Stephens Hunter Police District since 2013.

Hannah is a dedicated officer who is popular with her colleagues and a great role model for junior police and gave tremendous service for over thirteen years.

Hannah is moving to the USA with her family, including her husband David Wynne, who is also a serving police officer as a dog handler with the Dog Unit.

Hannah received several awards to bid her farewell including the NSW Police Medal, Commissioner’s Emergency Commendation and Port Stephens-Hunter Challenge Coin.

Double Doses of Tablets

The NSW Poisons Information Centre has recently heard from a number of anxious callers wondering if they have made a medication error.

The most frequent calls include those of people wondering if they have taken medication twice.

To reduce the risks of these types of situations, NSW Poisons is issuing the following advice: try to follow a daily routine when taking medications (take them with your breakfast or after brushing your teeth), mark off doses on a calendar or use a phone app, use a dosette box or Webster pack, try to avoid taking medications when you are distracted or choose medications brands which have the days marked on the blister strip or box.

 

2. The Hawks Nest accident resulted in loss of power across the area.

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