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Bellambi sand dune death

police 8Investigations are underway into the circumstances surrounding the death of a motorbike rider at Bellambi last Monday.
Emergency services were called to the southern end of Bellambi Beach about 8.30pm (Monday December 29) following reports of a motorcycle accident.
On arrival officers located the rider dead, and his pillion passenger suffering a broken arm.
The woman was taken to Wollongong Hospital where she was treated and later released.
Early investigations suggest the rider may have fallen down a steep embankment near the sewage treatment plant.
A full investigation is underway, and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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