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Dead man on railway identified

Chad Sloman. Picture: Facebook.

Chad Sloman. Picture: Facebook.

POLICE are investigating the death of former Ulladulla High School student Chad Sloman at Bulli in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 20-year-old former under 18s Milton Ulladulla Bulldogs player was hit by a train travelling between Thirroul and Bulli.

After growing up in Mollymook, the popular 20-year-old was living in the area while attending the University of Wollongong.

The student’s body was found on railway lines near the the Point Street overpass.

Train services between Bulli and Thirroul which had been replaced by buses while police investigated the scene, have now been returned to normal timetable services.

Anyone with information that may assist police are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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