Court told man charged with murdering baby son could be at risk
A young father charged with murdering his seven-week-old son has undiagnosed mental health problems and could be vulnerable in custody, a court has heard. Joseph William McDonald is accused of fatally injuring Lucas McDonald, who was admitted to a Benalla hospital on October 25 and was later transferred to Monash Children’s Hospital, where he died last week.Mr McDonald, 22, on Monday appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court, which heard he required medical help because he had undiagnosed mental-health issues and was at risk of self-harm.
An inmate from a NSW central coast prison has died after falling 10 metres while trying to escape custody under transport from Gosford Hospital on Tuesday night.
The inmate from the Kariong Correctional Centre was being treated at Gosford Hospital on the central coast of NSW on Tuesday when he escaped and fell over the high wall . A 20-year-old inmate has died after he fell from a 10 - metre high wall while trying to escape custody at a hospital .
An inmate from a New South Wales central coast prison has died after falling 10 metres while trying to escape custody.
Corrective Services NSW said the 20-year-old man from the Kariong Correctional Centre was being transported from Gosford Hospital on Tuesday night when he broke free from two prison guards.
Corrective Services said the man jumped a 1.5-metre-high wall and fell down the 10-metre drop on the other side.
The prisoner was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition but was subsequently declared dead.
Three-year-old girl dies in hospital after suffering horrific burns in Port Augusta house fire
A toddler has died in an Adelaide hospital after suffering horrific burns in a house fire in Port Augusta in South Australia's Mid-North last week.The three-year-old girl was rushed to the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide with serious, life-threatening injuries after a house fire in her Port Augusta home on November 1.
American tourist, 19, dies after plunging 10 metres from a whale-watching cliff in Sydney 'while Group of teenage tourists were watching whales at Cape Solander near Sydney Teenager, 19, was thought to be taking a selfie when he plunged 30ft to death walked down from an official viewing platform to a slippery, rocky ledge nearer the water.
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"Corrective Services NSW extends its sympathies to the family and friends," it said in a statement.
It said his death will be subject to a coronial inquest, as are all deaths in custody.
Prisoner Officers Vocational Branch chairperson Nicole Jess said she had spoken with the officers involved who were very distressed and were being supported.
"They've got to go through the investigations process and coroner's court, which will be very traumatic for them," Ms Jess said.
"The officers did attempt to stop him, one officer almost jumped over after him. It was very close, so it could have been two deaths. It's extremely tragic."
She said transporting patients was an extremely stressful process for prison guards.
"You are at your most vulnerable when you take a hospital escort out. You're dealing with the public and in a location that's unknown," Ms Jess said.
"You've got to be fully alert at all times."
She said they had been repeatedly calling on the Department of Corrections to help increase security and minimise risk in these hospital visits.
"We've asked the department to give us better equipment, to give us specific rooms in hospitals, to talk to hospitals about working with their security people, to do risk assessments of the hospitals," Ms Jess said.
"We believe there's better equipment that will help us.
"The department really needs to look at what's happening and give us the resources so we can manage the situation a lot better."
Reds cruise to third A-League win in a row .
Adelaide United have made it three A-League wins in a row with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Central Coast in Gosford.The Mariners were seemingly on their way to an upset on Saturday when Milan Duric converted a penalty in just the fifth minute.