10 September 2019

Man in Sydney hospital after Pericoe domestic dispute

| Ian Campbell
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Photo: Google Maps

Two men are recovering after what police have described as a domestic dispute on a property at Pericoe, west of Eden.

Officers from the South Coast Police District were called to the remote rural location at about 6 pm on Saturday night (Aug 3).

Local Rural Fire Service volunteers were already on scene, responding to what was initially thought to be a motor vehicle accident.

While investigations are continuing, the 28-year-old and 24-year old appear to have been struck by a 4WD ute.

The 28-year-old was flown to St George Hospital with serious chest injuries; police report the 24-year-old suffered minor injuries.

Meantime, RFS volunteers called to the incident are still coming to terms with the experience.

“It was a very ugly scene,” says RFS Far South Coast Team Manager Superintendent John Cullen.

“Our crews played a pivotal role in guiding the police and paramedics into this remote site via radio while supporting the injured man and keeping him going.

“They then had to prepare a place for the helicopter to land.

“It’s what we do, you go to these scenes not knowing what you are walking into.”

No charges have been laid but police say their enquires are ongoing. No further details have been released at this stage.

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