Mackay crash, Alpha stolen cattle, Ribbon Reef death

Appeal for witnesses: Serious traffic crash, Mackay

Mackay
June 2, 2016

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious, single vehicle traffic crash which occurred in Mackay last night.

At around 10pm, a driver lost control of his sedan which resulted in it colliding with a power pole on Harbour Road.

The 23-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to the Mackay Base Hospital in a critical condition.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who may have dash cam footage of the area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Stolen cattle

STolen cattle - inc Mackay crashAlpha
Hune 1, 2016

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate 265 heifers stolen from Malden Station in Alpha, between June 2015 and April this year.

The cattle are believed to worth approximately $185,000.

The stolen cattle are Droughtmaster cross and are all identifiable by their brand and earmark.

Extensive inquiries in the local area have failed to locate the missing cattle.

Police investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact the Longreach Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad on 4652 5202 or Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Sudden death, Ribbon Reef (off Lizard Island)

Ribbon Reef
June 1, 2016

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following the death of a scuba diver on Ribbon Reef, near Lizard Island.

Around 11.15am, a woman in her 60s was diving with three others near a popular site known as ‘Cod’s Hole’ when she failed to resurface.

She was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Police are making their way to Lizard Island to assist with the repatriation of the woman’s body, with officers expected back in Cairns around 6pm.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.



 

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