Hiker dies on Bo­gong high plains group walk

Alpine Observer - - News -

A MAN, 67, has died of a sus­pected heart at­tack while hik­ing on the Bo­gong High Plains last Wed­nes­day.

The man was walk­ing on the Marum Point Track with fel­low mem­bers of the Bright U3A walk­ing group when he col­lapsed near Watchbed Creek, about three kilo­me­tres from the Bo­gong High Plains Road.

His fel­low hik­ers im­me­di­ately gave CPR and called emer­gency ser­vices.

The Falls Creek Fire Brigade and medics from Falls Creek Man­age­ment Author­ity at­tended within 20 min­utes and con­tin­ued CPR un­til am­bu­lance and po­lice ar­rived, who con­tin­ued treat­ment for an­other 30 min­utes, but sadly the man died at the scene.

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