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Police say Sevak has no chance of survival

NO HOPE: Police have given up hope of finding missing Sydney man Sevak Simonian
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THE search for a Sydney man missing for almost three weeks in the Kanangra Boyd National Park has been suspended, with police giving up all hope he is still alive.

Sevak Simonian was reported missing on the night of Thursday, October 23 after last being seen when he left his Belrose home the previous Monday.

His car was found in the Kanangra Walls Road car park on Friday, October 24 but an extensive search since then has failed tofind him.

Duty officer with Chifley Local Area Command Colin Cracknell, said the search was terminated at 1pm on Monday, with all personnel withdrawn from the site.

“Unfortunately, the result is a negative one,” he said, adding police will continue ongoing enquiries to try and establish Sevak’s whereabouts.

Inspector Cracknell said a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Inspector Cracknell said the decision to end the search was not taken lightly, with police only coming to the conclusion that Sevak is dead after enormous consultation with experts from the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit in Sydney and a specialist survival doctor who works with both NSW Police and the Australian Defence Force.

“Based on the advice of these experts we have concluded he has no chance of survival,” he said.

Inspector Cracknell said he had been in touch with Sevak’s parents and, while they are devastated at the loss of their child, they knew at some point it was inevitable the search would wind up.

“They thanked everyone who has been involved in the search, which I believe is the biggest search ever conducted within the Chifley Local Area Command,” he said.

“Unfortunately it’s the first time we’ve never not had a result. Up until now we’ve always found the person [or their remains], so in that sense this is a bit unusual,” he said.

“But in the search we have left no stone unturned, we were even airlifting people into search zones, because they weren’t accessibleon foot.

“We’d plot a location on a map where they would search and then extracting them in the helicopter.

“We had a very dedicated team, hundreds of volunteers who gave of their time, freely carrying out the search.”

Inspector Cracknell also thanked the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad, the VRA, SES, National Parks and Wildlife, Rapid Relief Team, NSW Ambulance and paramedics and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter for their assistance during the search.

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Truck driver killed in two-vehicle Tarcutta accident

A MAN has died and another is in hospital following an accident involving two trucks on the Hume Highway near Tarcutta
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The accident occurred shortly after 2.30am Wednesday after a truck driver came off the edge of the road just south of the Mates Gully Road intersection.

Wagga Inspector Peter McLay said thetruck hit a guard rail and continued down into a creekbed, trapping the driver who was believed to have been killed on impact.

The driver’s family are yet to be notified. He is believed to have been a Victorian.

Meanwhile, an axle disconnected from the prime mover and a second B-double travelling behind collided with it.

“The second truck has lost control and fallen onto its side, blocking both the northbound lanes,” Insp McLay said.

“He sustained non-lifethreatening injuries and was taken to Wagga hospital.”

Inspector McLay said the northbound lanes would now be closed until lunchtimeand most likely into the afternoon.

Traffic is being diverted viaTumbarumba Road.

Please note that this map is an indication only. The accident occurred at the intersection of the Hume Highway and Mates Gully Road.

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UPDATE: Police release names of Mother and daughter killed in crash at Molong

Police are investigating following the deaths of two people during a crash in the state’s Central West yesterday. Police have released the names of two people after they lost their lives following a crash in the state’s Central West yesterday.
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About 5pm (Tuesday 11 November 2014), 16-year-old Learner Driver, Savanah Lang was driving a Ford Laser on Shades Creek Road, Molong, with her 39-year-old mother, Kelly Landers, in the passenger’s seat.

The Ford and a Subaru Outback, containing a woman, one-year-old and a newborn baby, collided at the intersection of Euchareena Road.

The two occupants of the Ford died at the scene, while the woman and children in the Subaru were not injured.

Both vehicles have been seized for mechanical examination.

Police from Canobolas Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:https://nsw.crimestoppers南京夜网.au/Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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More jobs, more on offer at re-branded Coles Eden

More jobs, more on offer at re-branded Coles Eden Thumbs up for prices down: The COLES Eden morning crew prepare to serve customers at the newly re-branded COLES Eden store on Wednesday morning.
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COLES Eden store manager Tom Marshman watches on, as Eden Tigers Rugby League under7 representatives,can’t believe their luck at being handed scissors and given the big task of cutting the ribbon to officially open the newly re-branded store.

Staff and parents clapped as Eden Tigers Rugby League under7 team members completed their official duties after cutting the ribbon at the newly re-branded COLES Eden store on Wednesday morning.

Eden Whalers president Harry Weatherman was on hand to applaud the ribbon cutting at Wednesday morning’s offical re-branding of COLES Eden. Mr Weatherman said the COLES store sponsors the Whalers, support that is greatly appreciated by the AFL club.

COLES Eden store manager Tom Marshman watches on, as Eden Tigers Rugby League under7 representatives,can’t believe their luck at being handed scissors and given the big task of cutting the ribbon to officially open the newly re-branded store.

Eden Tigers under7 players ready to cut the ribbon on the COLES Eden rebranding on Wednesday morning are Ryan, Braiden, Joseph and Trent.

COLES Eden store manager Tom Marshman says the new iced fruit and vegetable displays at COLES Eden offer customers an exciting, expanded range of healthy, fresh fruit and veg.

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Drones pose risk to fire services

Drones pose risk to fire services A water bombing helicopter drops on a fire in Maiden Gully. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY
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A water bombing helicopter drops on a fire in Maiden Gully. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

A water bombing helicopter drops on a fire in Maiden Gully. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

A water bombing helicopter drops on a fire in Maiden Gully. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

TweetFacebookTHE Country Fire Authority iscalling for greater awareness among users ofdronesin fire danger areas.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority estimates thousands of remotely-piloted aircraft systems are flownfor personal and commercial use in Victoria.

District 2 operations officer Chris Jacobsen said drones posed a dangerous threat to helicopter operators in fire areas.

“Firebombing by nature means (the helicopters) fly at a very low altitude which is a threat in itself,” he said.

“If anything goes wrong they have much less time to correct it.If the operators of the CFA helicopters see the RPA in the area they are required to land.”

Dronescan purchased from retail and online stores.

Bendigo cameraman Julian Fisher said it was important CASA maintainedthe education and regulation of drones.

A standard base-level drone has rotating blades on fourarms and is capable of flying upwards until the battery runs out.

“Most ownersare being responsible but as the drones get cheaper and cheaper it gets more dangerous,” Mr Fisher said.

He said manyof the cheaper dronesdidnot have fail safe technology.

“Without this they can accelerate upwards as long as the battery lasts,” he said.

“When they go up above the clouds the operator can easily lose control if not experienced.”

Mr Fisher said technology topreventadrone from flying above 400 metres was available to download online.

CASA spokesperson Peter Gibson said rural use of recreational drones was under review.

He said asmall drone could bring down a helicopter if it collidedwith the tail rotor.

MrGibson said bushfire sites were never an appropriate place for a drone.

“The bushfire fighting authorities themselves will ground their aircraft if they see a drone,” he said.

Mr Gibsonsaid the grounding of a helicopterput people at risk as there was less control over afire front.

CASA can prosecute or issue a warrantif a person breaches a regulation.