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Sunday, February 18, 5.50pm: A three-vehicle crash occurred on Nicklin Way at Minyama at 3.48pm. A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Sunday, February 18, 4pm: Paramedics have transported one patient in a stable condition to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a vehicle and bicycle incident on Coolum Esplanade and Scrub Road at Coolum Beach at 11.39am.

Sunday, February 18, 11.55am: A reported snakebite occurred at a private residence at Nambour at 9.41am. A stable patient was transported to Nambour Hospital.

Saturday, February 17, 6.10pm: Emergency services attended a structure fire reported off Sportsmans Parade at Bokarina at 3.52pm. No patients were treated and no transports to hospital were required.

Saturday, February 17, 6.10pm: A stable patient was transported to Nambour Hospital following a reported snakebite at a private residence at Lake Macdonald at 10.26am.

Saturday, February 17, 11.50am: Flooding is no longer occurring across the Maroochy catchment.

Heavy rainfall was recorded during Friday, which led to rapid river and creek level rises. But river levels have now peaked and no further flooding is expected.

Saturday, February 17, 9.10am: Paramedics transported a stable patient to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a single-vehicle crash into a tree on Birtinya Boulevard at Birtinya at 7.24am.

Saturday, February 17, 7.30am: A single-vehicle crash into a pole occurred on Vise Road at Mons just prior to 7pm last night. A female in her 20s with back pain and another adult female with chest and back pain were both transported in stable conditions to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Friday, February 16, 5.15pm: An initial flood warning has been issued for the Noosa and Maroochy River.

The BOM issued the warning, at 2.46pm, for elevated river levels and flooding occurring across the Maroochy catchment.

Since 9am, more than 100mm of rain has been recorded across the Maroochy River catchment, in addition to the almost 90mm recorded in the previous 24 hours. This has led to rapid river and creek level rises across the Maroochy River catchment.

Minor flooding and rapid river level rises are occurring along the upper and lower Maroochy River. Rapid river level rises are occurring along the Mooloolah River. Minor flooding and rapid creek level rises are occurring along Coochin Creek.

Friday, February 16, 5pm: A man was transported, in a stable condition, to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after he became stranded by rising flood waters at a location off Emma Place at Beerwah at 2.49pm.

Friday, February 16, 2pm: The severe weather warning for the Sunshine Coast was cancelled at 12.38pm, but the BOM said the situation would continue to be monitored and further warnings could be issued if necessary.

Friday, February 16, 11.55am: A vehicle into water was reported on Collins Road at Ninderry at 10.35am. All occupants declined assessment or transport. It occurred as heavy rain lashed the region.

Friday, February 16, 11.55am: A two-vehicle crash was reported on the Bruce Highway southbound at Nambour at 10.03am. Paramedics transported one patient stable to Nambour Hospital.

Friday, February 16, 10am: A severe thunderstorm warning, for heavy rainfall, has been issued for the Sunshine Coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned, at 10am, a severe thunderstorm likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding was detected near Maroochydore and waters off Maroochydore.

This thunderstorm is moving towards the southwest.

It is forecast to affect Caloundra, Palmwoods and Nambour by 10.30am and the area southwest of Caloundra, Crohamhurst and Maleny by 11am.

The next warning is due to be issued by 11.05am.

Friday, February 16, 8.45am: A 36-year-old man has been charged with drug offences after Sunshine Coast police intercepted a vehicle in Yandina yesterday.

Police were called about 10.30am after reports of a car allegedly driving dangerously on the Bruce Highway near Ninderry Road, Yandina.

Police intercepted the vehicle, however the man fled on foot.

After conducting searches of the Yandina area, a man was arrested in bushland after 1.40pm.

He has since been charged with one count each of possessing dangerous drugs schedule 1 drug quantity of or exceeding schedule 3 but less than schedule 4, possessing dangerous drugs, possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of an offence under Drugs Misuse Act, possessing anything for use in the commission of crime, possess utensils or pipes etc that had been used, possession of a knife in a public place or school and obstruct police officer.

The man is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on March 7.

Anyone with information that may assist in ongoing investigations, including dashcam footage, is urged to contact police.

Friday, February 16, 8.30am: A two-vehicle crash was reported on Emu Mountain Arterial Road at Peregian Beach at 7.11am. One patient was transported stable to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Friday, February 16, 8am: A severe thunderstorm warning, for heavy rainfall, has been issued for people in parts of South-East Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast.

Friday, February 16, 7am: A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with minor injuries following a single-vehicle crash on Dulong Road at Dulong at 9.52pm last night.

Friday, February 16, 4.40am: One patient was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, in a serious condition, after a fall from an e-bike, believed to be a medical incident, on Petrie Avenue and David Low Way at Marcoola at 5pm yesterday.

Friday, February 16, 4.40am: More showers and a possible storm are expected today, with rain between 6mm to 30mm. There should be partly cloudy conditions during the weekend, with the medium chance of showers, SE winds up to 25kmh, and temperatures ranging from 22 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Thursday, February 15, 8.30am: A stable patient was transported to Noosa Hospital after a bicycle crash on Memorial Avenue at Tewantin at 6.59am.

Thursday, February 15, 6.55am: A man in his 70s suffered minor injuries and was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition following a vehicle and pedestrian incident on Olympic Way, Sippy Downs, at 10.04pm last night.

Thursday, February 15, 5.15am: Queensland Police have charged a man with several offences following a disturbance yesterday at Mountain Creek that led to a vehicle being tracked to Doonan.

The 39-year-old Mountain Creek man has been charged with five counts of serious assault police, three counts of dangerous operation of a vehicle, and one count each of unlicensed driving, going armed so as to cause fear, possess unauthorised medicine, armed robbery, unlawful entry of a vehicle and unlawful possession of a weapon.

He was refused police bail and is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.

Thursday, February 15, 5.15am: A patient in a critical condition was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a post-immersion incident off David Low Way at Diddillibah at 4.12pm yesterday.

Wednesday, February 14, 3.20pm: Sunshine Coast police have taken a man into custody after responding to a disturbance in Mountain Creek today.

Police were called about 11.35am after a man involved in the initial incident got into a car and began travelling north, allegedly armed with a firearm.

It will be further alleged the man was involved in several dangerous driving incidents on his way to Doonan, where he pulled over and was arrested without further incident.

Police have recovered one firearm from the vehicle.

Anyone with information that may assist in ongoing investigations, including dashcam footage, is urged to contact police.

Wednesday, February 14, 1.10pm: One stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after single-vehicle and a mini bus incident on Station Road at Birtinya at 11.07am.

Wednesday, February 14, 7.25am: A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on Wises Road at Buderim at 6.15am.

Tuesday, February 13, 6.30pm: A man has been airlifted to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition after a workplace incident.

The person suffered significant head and leg injuries after a fall from a ladder at Maroochydore at 2.25pm. Multiple QAS crews attended.

Tuesday, February 13, 1.35pm: A woman in her 50s has been extricated from Mount Coolum, after she suffered an ankle injury from a fall on the popular Mount Coolum track.

Emergency services personnel, including ambulance and fire crews, helped her down the mountain, before she was taken to the University of the Sunshine Coast Hospital in a stable condition.

Tuesday, February 13, 1.20pm: A stable patient was transported to Gympie Hospital after a motorcycle crash on the Old Bruce Highway at Coles Creek, near Traveston, at 11.28am.

Tuesday, February 13, 7am: Paramedics responded to a single-vehicle crash into a pillar on the Sunshine Motorway at Maroochydore at 11.21pm last night. A woman in her 20s suffered a leg injury and was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Monday, February 11, 1.40pm: Two patients were transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Bunya Road and North Arm Yandina Creek Road, North Arm, at 12.50pm.

Monday, February 11, 1.40pm: Paramedics attended the Sunshine Motorway at Buderim at 12.04pm for a single-vehicle crash. One patient was transported in a stable condition to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Monday, February 11, 12.45pm: Sunshine Coast lifesavers and lifeguards performed 13 rescues during the weekend, when more than 48,600 people flocked to local beaches. They also helped with 157 first aid treatments.

Surf Life Saving Queensland’s General Manager Lifesaving Peta Lawler reminded beachgoers to be wary, after 80 people were rescued on the Gold Coast.

“We are asking beachgoers to please be sure you are aware of conditions before entering the surf. Look out for your mates and swim only between the red and yellow flags during patrol hours.”

Sunday, February 11, 1.25pm: A patient in a serious condition was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a motorcycle crash on Obi Obi Road, Mapleton, at 11.57am.

Saturday, February 10, 8.10am: A stable male in his 60s was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with a shoulder injury following a fall from an e-scooter on Peachester Road at Beerwah at 6.23pm last night.

Friday, February 9, 3.45pm: The 12-year-old girl reported missing from Birtinya has been located safe and well.

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