Emergency workers kept busy on long weekend rescues State award for Alpine Shire Heritage Network
A PRE-Melbourne Cup ‘long’ weekend wouldn’t be the same without a rescue at Mount Buffalo for emergency service crews.
SES along with CFA volunteers from Myrtleford and Bright, paramedics and Parks Victoria staff were called to the mountain on Saturday to help an injured hiker.
A group from Wangaratta’s Cathedral College was hiking in preparation for a trip to Nepal when a 16 year-old boy slipped on rocks and injured his ankle descending the Big Walk.
Because of difficult terrain and his location about 1.5 kilometres above Mackey’s Lookout, it took more than three hours from the time the first crews left the car park until the teenager was placed in an ambulance .
Bright Police were also called to the Bogong High Plains on Sunday night to assist a Geelong Grammar School student who experienced anaphylactic shock.
The 14 year-old was on a school camp when he suffered an allergic reaction to nuts.
Police were called to Ryder’s Yard hut at 9.15pm and took the teenager to Falls Creek village where he was treated at the resort’s medical centre.
ALPINE Shire Heritage Network – an organisation which advances the shire’s history and heritage in collaboration with Alpine Shire Council – has been commended in this year’s Victorian Community History Awards.
Myrtleford Historical Society president John Taylor said the network was among four nominees shortlisted for the award, which is presented annually by the Public Records Office Victoria and Royal Victorian Historical Society. The recipient was Kyneton Historical Society. The network, which co-operates with the council to shape the viability and growth of its member organisations and museums for the benefit of local communities and tourism in Alpine Shire, was presented with a commendation.
Information about the network can be found at www.alpinehistory.com.au