Gold Coast home has premium fishing spot

first_img18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters. 18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters. 18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.The luxurious five-bedroom home has an open living area downstairs that flows onto a covered entertainment deck overlooking the pool and water.It also has a separate study as well as a second living area upstairs.The beach, restaurants and light rail are a short walk away while Pacific Fair is also close by. 18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.EVER dreamt of fishing off your own jetty?It’s a reality for Dan Hodges who barely has to leave his backyard to throw a line out.He said it was one of the best parts of his family’s Mermaid Waters home, where they often spotted dolphins swimming past.Mr Hodges bought the property eight years ago where he lived with his wife, Tracey, and daughter before knocking down the original house and building two new ones.center_img More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.“We just loved the location,” he said. “We lived in the old house to get a good feel of what worked.”They built the two new homes to make the most of the water and skyline views as well as the coastline breezes and sunlight.They have already sold 18A and have reluctantly decided to sell 18B, where they have been living for the past 18 months.“We’ll certainly miss the house, and more importantly we’ll miss the location and the neighbours because you can’t replace that,” Mr Hodges said. 18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.last_img read more

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BABY DIED A VERY RARE SUDDEN DEATH

first_imgA two-month-old baby who was in residential care in Donegal died a very rare sudden death.Coroner John CanonThe baby boy was in care with his mother at Bentley House in Convoy when he died in March 2011. Letterkenny Coroner’s Court heard that he died due to inhalation of gastric contents.Pathologist Dr. Catriona Dillon told the inquest the cause of death was not very common and it was the first case that she had come across.A post mortem carried out by state pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy found that there was no evidence of neglect, injury, asphyxiation or smothering. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was also ruled out by Dr Cassidy. The inquest heard the baby had been healthy other than suffering from jaundice.The baby and his mother were brought to the centre from outside the county a week after he was born.Clutching a blue soft toy as she gave evidence, the boy’s mother said they had both settled very well at Bentley House although her son had suffered jaundice which had required six visits to Letterkenny General Hospital.The day before he died the baby had been unwell but the following day he was back to himself and was in great form, she said.They went on a shopping trip to Letterkenny with another resident of the centre and returned at lunchtime. She said her son was happy and smiling but by 6pm he was agitated because of teething, for which she gave him Calgel. The baby was asleep in a car seat when she went to have a shower. She went to wake him after 8.00pm because he was overdue a feed but he would not wake and she found him cold. She ran to her friends in a neighbouring apartment and raised the alarm. Staff carried out CPR on the baby for around 15 minutes before paramedics arrived. CPR continued on the way to Letterkenny General Hospital but the baby was pronounced dead after arrival.The baby’s mother said her son had been laughing and playing in the hours before her death and “had been doing brilliant”.The mother and her son had six weeks left in the residential centre and she had been due to have a meeting the next day about where they were going to live after they left. “Never did I think that I would be planning my son’s funeral,” she said.BABY DIED A VERY RARE SUDDEN DEATH was last modified: September 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:babyCoroner John Canoninquestlast_img read more

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