Murray Bridge man rescued after Coorong search

Plus a teen is fined for speeding at Wellington East and a man in his 60s is reported for growing cannabis.

A Murray Bridge man is safe after being rescued by a police helicopter on the Coorong on Saturday morning.

A four-wheel-drive belonging to the 59-year-old man and his wife became bogged in sand around 4pm on Friday.

When their efforts to get the vehicle un-stuck failed, the man left his wife and set off to find help by walking along Kartoo Road, which runs along the coast between Long Point and Martin Point.

Some nearby shack owners found and rescued the woman later that night, but couldn't find her husband.

They called police just after 11.30pm.

A police helicopter launched an immediate search of the area, without luck, and officers and State Emergency Service volunteers joined in at ground level at sunrise.

The helicopter spotted the man at 7am on Saturday, picked him up and took him back to Meningie for a check-up.

Teenager fined $2250 for speeding at Wellington East

A P-plater has lost his licence for six months and been fined more than $2250 for allegedly speeding on the Princes Highway on January 2.

Police say they clocked his Volkswagon Golf doing 169 kilometres per hour in the 110 zone at Wellington East.

They stopped the car, driven by an 18-year-old from Heathfield, shortly afterwards.

His fine was increased both due to the speed he was allegedly travelling, and because he was still on a provisional licence.

Charges laid over cannabis crop

A 62-year-old Murray Bridge man will face court after police allegedly found a small cannabis crop growing at his house before Christmas.

Officers visited his home on the morning of December 16 and allegedly found four plants, seeds, filters and an amount of dried cannabis.

They reported the man for cultivation and fined him for possession of the drug and related equipment.


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