BSAR call-out to Wellington Plains to assist school group, October 2012

Victoria experienced cold winter conditions, including snow in alpine regions.  A high school group of 11 students and 3 staff was stranded by bad weather and snow while on a bushwalk in the Wellington Plains region of Gippsland.

Thurs 11 Oct.  Bush Search and Rescue was called out for a late evening departure from Melbourne.

Fri 12 Oct.  BSAR members travelled to Licola to render assistance, but their assistance was not required. The group was successfully evacuated by the SES and Victoria Police using oversnow transport.

2012 Oct Licola BSAR group

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