News

Veteran stuntman in coma

Veteran Fraser Coast stuntman Scott McLean is in a coma in a Bangkok Hospital.
Veteran Fraser Coast stuntman Scott McLean is in a coma in a Bangkok Hospital.

SCOTT McLean, top Australian stuntman and the third child of the high profile Susan River Adventure Resort family, is in a Bangkok hospital in a coma.

Mr McLean was injured in a high-speed car crash on the set of The Hangover Part II, being filmed in the Thai capital.

The veteran stuntman, was put into an induced coma after the crash on December 17.

Yesterday his family didn't want to talk about Mr McLean's medical condition, except to express concern over how he was recovering.

“But he is in the best Thai hospital and they are being wonderful to him. He definitely can't come home because he can't fly.”

Mr McLean's stunt credits include The Matrix and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

The Warner Bros multi-million movie stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong.

Liam Neeson replaced Australia's US citizen Mel Gibson after cast and crew refused to work with him on the project.

President Bill Clinton and Mike Tyson have cameo roles.

Warner Bros. confirmed the accident and issued this statement:

“There was an accident involving a truck and a car on the second unit set of “The Hangover Part II” near Bangkok, Thailand, at approximately 3am on Friday, December 17, 2010, Bangkok time.

“A stuntman was injured during the filming of this sequence. The truck and car were both driven by stunt drivers. An ambulance immediately took the injured stuntman to the local hospital, and he has since been transported to a hospital in Bangkok where advanced care is being provided. We are awaiting further details concerning his condition.”

The Hangover sequel is set for release on May 26. It has a big act to follow. The original Hangover grossed $277 million in the US.

Mr McLean's younger brother Guy, known as the Horseman from Susan River, is touring in the US.



LIVEBLOG: First Council meeting of 2017

Fraser Coast Regional Council meeting, Maryborough Chambers -

Follow our liveblog of the first council meeting of 2017.

Police find knife in teen's car during RBT

The Hervey Bay teen will face court on February 9.

More than 100 passengers affected by train derailment

A freight train has derailed at Raglan.

Emergency services respond to freight train accident

Local Partners

Hervey Bay group to do final act of kindness before closing

"It was formed mainly to assist with camaraderie among ourselves and to support local charities in the Bay.”


Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

What's on: 11 gigs coming up at the Brolga

Xavier Rudd will be performing a benefit concert at the Brolga Theatre on January 21.

There's a gig for everyone with lots happening in coming months.

Why platinum selling Xavier Rudd won't charge to play M'boro

Australian singer songwriter Xavier Rudd at Bluesfest 2015

All funds raised at the show will go towards community support.

Why The Walking Dead cast are paid a pittance

Despite massive ratings the cast haven't been shown the money

50 Shades Dornan on why he hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Chris Hemsworth’s X-rated compliment to former co-star

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London on April 21, 2015.

THOR star once paid former Home and Away actress a lewd compliment.

'I can't keep my mouth shut any longer'

Singer George Michael.

George Michael’s cousin blasts singer’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.

THREE new characters join naval drama for season 14.

First the Onesie, now an Xbox One S inflatable controller

Fancy an inflatable Xbox One S controller?

Inflatable controller 'perfect sidekick' for Australia Day party

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

'Difficult times': Rental prices tipped to increase in 2017

GREAT BUYS: There are some great rentals and houses to buy in South Gladstone. Head to gladstoneobserver.com.au for the top 10 homes under $100 to rent right now in the Gladstone region.

Investors may soon see a "profitable return” on properties.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!