ORRCA volunteers attempt to rescue a baby whale at Rennies Beach (20 Sep 2011). Its not known what caused the baby to swim onto rocks. For health and safety reasons the public are advised to stay away from whales and call the ORRCA hotline on 02 9415 3333.
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AN ultra-marathon runner caught in the Kimberley blaze has been taken off the critical list as an investigation by police has found the bushfire was not deliberately lit.
Melbourne runner Kate Sanderson, 35, is in a serious, but stable condition, according to a spokesman at The Alfred hospital.
Sanderson and fellow runner, Argyle Diamonds mining engineer Turia Pitt, 24, were the worst injured in the bushfires, which trapped runners competing in the 100km Kimberley Ultramarathon on September 2.
Pitt was being treated at Sydney's Concord Hospital.
Both women received burns to more than 80 per cent of their bodies.
A 28 year old St Georges Basin man has also been charged with High Range Drink Driving after being detected by HWP police in Bawley Point about 12.10am on Sunday 11/9/11. He will appear in Milton Local Court on 27/10/11 after a breath analysis at Ulladulla Station gave a reading of 0.151. His drivers license has also been suspended.
A 27 year old Ulladulla man will also appear in Milton Local Court charged with Low Range Drink Driving after his Toyota utility was stopped in South Street Ulladulla about 2.55am Sunday morning 11/9/11. The man returned a positive breath test and was arrested. Later at Ulladulla Police Station his breath analysis showed a reading of 0.065.
Police again urge all people to drink and act responsibly in public. Violent and anti social behaviour will not be tolerated and those responsible will face fines and possible arrest if they choose to become intoxicated and interfere with enjoyment and safety of others.
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About 10.40pm on Friday night 9/9/11 Ulladulla Police responded to reports of a brawl outside the ambulance station at Ulladulla. On arrival police saw a 24 year old Milton man and a 22 year old Ulladulla man being treated by ambulance officers for facial injuries. The victims refused to assist police however witnesses advised a second group had left the area shortly before. Patrolling police later spoke with two men aged 21 and 24 from Canberra and Queanbeyan in a nearby street both men had injuries also but denied any involvement in the fight. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Ulladulla Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000.
ORGANISERS of a desert marathon that left two women fighting for life after becoming trapped in a bushfire were yesterday described as "cowboys" with no clue about outback conditions.
A former competitor said organisers were "grossly unprepared" for last year's 250km race and had to urgently fly in intravenous fluids.
Footage of the weekend's 100km Kimberley Ultramarathon clearly shows smoke on the horizon just after the start, and it was reported that the course had to be re-marked just before the event after scrub fires burnt ribbon markers.
Ulladulla model Turia Pitt was among those burned when runners became trapped in a narrow gorge as bushfires, which had burned in the remote WA wilderness for up to a week, changed direction.
She was in a critical condition in Concord Hospital while marathon veteran Kate Sanderson is in Melbourne's Alfred Hospital. Both have burns to 80-90 per cent of their bodies.