3yo boy fell from balcony

THE REGION was a hive of festivities this weekend that drew locals out into the warm winter sunshine for a range of activities.

The annual Multicultural Festival celebrated its 10th year at the Marina Parklands on Sunday and Chanel College hosted Relay for Life.

Sixty-six teams raised more than $155,000 for Relay for Life and 7500 people celebrated the many different cultures that make up our region.

Police had a fairly quiet weekend with two high-range drink-drivers intercepted.

A driver with a blood alcohol reading of 0.151 was involved in a single-vehicle accident on the Dawson Highway at 3.30am on Sunday. The 56-year-old male driver was not injured.

Another drink driver was caught on Yarroon Street at 4.30am on Sunday. The 26-year-old male had a reading of 0.176.

Queensland Ambulance officers treated a three-year-old boy on Saturday after he fell four metres from a balcony landing onto brick paving. The child suffered head trauma and was taken to Gladstone Hospital.

A one-year-old baby at Calliope was also taken to Gladstone Hospital on Saturday after a steel gate fell on him, fracturing his wrist.

VMR towed two boats back into harbour.



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