Emer­gency work­ers kept busy on long week­end res­cues State award for Alpine Shire Her­itage Net­work

Alpine Observer - - News -

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

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