News Alerts

7:10pm Sunday 31 July 2011 – Search and rescue of stranded kayaker

A search is underway tonight for a kayaker stranded along the Murrumbidgee River between Kambah Pool and Pine Island in Tuggeranong.

The alarm was raised after a group of kayakers discovered the person with a suspected serious leg injury at Red Rock Gorge.

One of the group made their way to Kambah Pool and alerted the ACT Ambulance Service.

One ACT Ambulance Service crew is stationed at Kambah Pool while the SouthCare Rescue helicopter searches the area to locate the patient and finders.

Three ACTSES units have been placed on standby to assist on foot if required.

4:10pm Saturday 30 July 2011 – Bush walker injured in rugged terrain

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are on board the Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter on its way to rescue an injured bush walker in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

The male patient is located in rugged terrain at Camel Back fire trail with a large group of local bush walking club members who sought help from rangers.

He has a suspected serious ankle fracture and will winched to safety then airlifted to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

1:05pm Friday 29 July 2011 – Primary school safely evacuated because of smoke

Approximately 350 have been safely evacuated from Hughes Primary School following reports of smoke in the building.

The ACT Fire Brigade responded with multiple resources and found a faulty light fitting in the school library emitting smoke.

Firefighters are currently ventilating the area and will carry out atmospheric monitoring before allowing everyone back inside.

11:20pm Monday 25 July 2011- Final update on boat alight in Kambah

Firefighters have arrived on scene at Ammon Place, Kambah, to find a boat in the front yard of the property has been destroyed by fire. Parts of a car were also damaged in the blaze.

1 fire pumper attended the scene and extinguised the flames.

The occupants of the dwelling were evacuated from the property but have now been let back inside their home.

The ACT Fire Brigade has requested Police assistance to the scene.