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BREAKING: Man Dies After Car Goes Off Cliff

UPDATE 6PM:

img_1566-lxe52u92bwmg162gyl2_ct620x465A MAN in his 40s has died after his car went off a cliff at Moffat Beach.

Inspector Jason Overland said police were still continuing to investigate the tragic crash which occurred just before 3pm today.

“A vehicle has driven off the end of McIllwraith Street and ended up on the cliff below us here,” he said.

“A male person is deceased as a consequence of that action.

“Investigations are still continuing, however at this point it would appear that the vehicle has gone over the headland without any skidmarks.

“It’s very tragic.”

Insp Overland asked that anyone needing somebody to talk to contact support services.

“We ask that if anyone feels depressed they contact Beyond Blue,” he said.

Anyone experiencing issues arising from this story can contact Lifeline on 131 114 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636. In an emergency situation dial 000.

EARLIER:

A MAN has died, after his car plummeted off a cliff at Moffat Beach.

At about 3pm, emergency services were called to the scene and a rescue chopper was called to assist.

The chopper was later stood down and the man pronounced dead.

Reports indicate the vehicle was in the McIllwraith St and Queen of Colonies Pde area when it went straight through a barricade and over the cliff.

A man in his 40s had to be removed from the car by firefighters who helped to perform CPR.

Police evacuated the beach.

Wedding photographer Lou O’Brien arrived at the scene to do an engagement photo shoot with a couple shortly after the crash.

She was shocked to see the wreckage.

“That was where we were going for our photo shoot,” Mrs O’Brien said.

She said surf lifesavers arrived on jet skis and drove down the beach in utes to the scene.

“It is very, very sad.”

Anyone experiencing issues arising from this story can contact Lifeline on 131 114 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636. In an emergency situation dial 000.

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Eddie Redmayne Clarifies His Comments About Transgender Awareness

CbMe_zWW4AAxkIMEddie Redmayne has spoken out to clarify comments he made about the transgender community at the BAFTAs. The Oscar-nominee is reported to have suggested that his film The Danish Girl is responsible for the rise of trans awareness around the world, prompting criticism on social media.

According to the BBC, Eddie said: “It’s extraordinary how trans issues have come into the mainstream media since we made Danish Girl.”

The quote was shared on the BBC Entertainment News Twitter account, and soon received a number of comments from people who believed Eddie’s statement was far from the truth.

“Lucky for all those trans activists working tirelessly on this issue for decades that you decided to make a film then huh,” one tweeted. Another commented: “No offense Eddie but I think a lot of those issues are about how Hollywood won’t cast trans people as trans people.”

Eddie has since released a statement to BuzzFeed News, in which he clarified his comments and reiterated his support for the transgender community.

The statement said: “I hope what I said was not misconstrued. In the four years since I started work on The Danish Girl, trans stories, lives and issues have burst into the mainstream media with people like Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Mya Taylor, Rebecca Root, Jake Graf, Caitlyn Jenner and the countless others pushing the needle forward and making history on their own terms.

“As I’ve said before, it has been an honour to be part of this conversation in some small way by sharing Lili and Gerda’s story. There is still a long way to go, and allies of the trans community (including me) need to continue our support.”

Eddie has spoken openly about transgender issues while promoting The Danish Girl, previously telling Entertainment Weekly that he “fell into all the clichés of ignorance”.

He added: “I didn’t realise that gender and sexuality weren’t related. I confused the terms transvestitism and transgender. But what’s lovely is, the second you understand the difference, you see how gigantic it is and how important it is that we educate ourselves.”

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BREAKING: Man Dies After Car Goes Off Cliff

UPDATE 6PM:

img_1566-lxe52u92bwmg162gyl2_ct620x465A MAN in his 40s has died after his car went off a cliff at Moffat Beach.

Inspector Jason Overland said police were still continuing to investigate the tragic crash which occurred just before 3pm today.

“A vehicle has driven off the end of McIllwraith Street and ended up on the cliff below us here,” he said.

“A male person is deceased as a consequence of that action.

“Investigations are still continuing, however at this point it would appear that the vehicle has gone over the headland without any skidmarks.

“It’s very tragic.”

Insp Overland asked that anyone needing somebody to talk to contact support services.

“We ask that if anyone feels depressed they contact Beyond Blue,” he said.

Anyone experiencing issues arising from this story can contact Lifeline on 131 114 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636. In an emergency situation dial 000.

EARLIER:

A MAN has died, after his car plummeted off a cliff at Moffat Beach.

At about 3pm, emergency services were called to the scene and a rescue chopper was called to assist.

The chopper was later stood down and the man pronounced dead.

Reports indicate the vehicle was in the McIllwraith St and Queen of Colonies Pde area when it went straight through a barricade and over the cliff.

A man in his 40s had to be removed from the car by firefighters who helped to perform CPR.

Police evacuated the beach.

Wedding photographer Lou O’Brien arrived at the scene to do an engagement photo shoot with a couple shortly after the crash.

She was shocked to see the wreckage.

“That was where we were going for our photo shoot,” Mrs O’Brien said.

She said surf lifesavers arrived on jet skis and drove down the beach in utes to the scene.

“It is very, very sad.”

Anyone experiencing issues arising from this story can contact Lifeline on 131 114 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636. In an emergency situation dial 000.