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'Unorthodox' effort to drag gyrocopter from lake in one piece pays off

Madeline Link
Jessica Brown
Updated April 3 2024 - 6:22pm, first published 5:43pm
The boat being craned out of Lake Macquarie after the pilot (inset) jumped in the water to pull it upright. Pictures by Peter Lorimer
The boat being craned out of Lake Macquarie after the pilot (inset) jumped in the water to pull it upright. Pictures by Peter Lorimer

AN 'UNORTHODOX' effort to extricate a gyrocopter that crashed into Lake Macquarie has paid off for the pilot, who was able to salvage the wreckage in one piece.

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Madeline Link

Madeline Link

Journalist

Madeline Link is a journalist at the Newcastle Herald, with a focus on Lake Macquarie City Council. To keep up with my stories, follow my Twitter @madeline_link, for tips email madeline.link@newcastleherald.com.au.

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Digital Editor

Jessica began her journalism career in 2009 as a cadet at The Port Stephens Examiner before moving to London for a two-year stint working in magazines and digital publishing. The Lake Macquarie local returned to Australia where she took up a reporting role at The Maitland Mercury. She worked across several rounds including local council, police and property before moving into digital journalism and joining the team at The Newcastle Herald in 2017.

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