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Local News – 5/10/17

Sunny Kids scam warning

Sunshine Coast charity SUNNY KIDS has just issued a warning- to be aware of unauthorised door knockers.

Apparently people wearing a Sunny Kids shirt have been going door-to-door claiming to be collecting money for the charity that supports vulnerable children in need- but they’re not the real deal!

SUNNY KIDS says it’s saddened by the scam…and is asking you not to confront the dodgy collectors, but to call police if you’re targeted.


Coolangatta Gold race for Dean

The memory of DEAN MERCER will be front and centre at this weekend’s COOLANGATTA GOLD.

All 700 competitors will wear black armbands in tribute for the former IRONMAN – and also take part in a minute’s silence and a paddle’s out memorial

His NOOSA-BASED brother DARREN says it’s proof DEAN inspired so many – including IRONMAN legend SHANNON ECKSTEIN – who’ll compete despite not being fully fit.


New SCHHS chief

The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service has appointed a new Chief Executive.

Associate Professor NAOMI DWYER has a solid history in health services management including work as the CEO of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network in South Australia.

Professor Dwyer also helped with the delivery of services during the planning and commissioning of the Gold Coast University Hospital.


Mountain fall

A 22-year old man suffered hip, leg and head injuries after the ground he was walking on at Mt Ngungun, gave-way beneath him.

The man had been walking with some friends on a ridge…when the ground collapsed.

He fell about 10 metres down a rock face next to the reservoir below.

At first the Rescue 5 hundred helicopter was dispatched…but they decided a winch rescue was too risky in case it triggered another rock slip.

The man was eventually reached using an inflatable raft.

He remains in a stable condition in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.