Search for missing person on Mount Bogong

Fri 15 Sep 2017.  A search call out was issued for a missing person on Mount Bogong.  A North-East BSAR team of three ascended Staircase spur during the night.

Sat 16 Sep 2017.

  • BSAR searchers departed from Melbourne and met another two North East members at search base at Mount Beauty Police Station.
  • Six BSAR teams and Police SAR members ascended Mount Bogong, searched all day then camped overnight.  Conditions on ridges and slopes were icy. There were concerns about avalanche hazard due to recent snowfall and wind.
2017 Bogong search - searching on skis

Sun 17 Sep 2017.   Searching commenced at 7 a.m in good weather.

  • Teams on snowshoes searched down to Howmans Falls and along the ridge to the West Peak. Specialist Steep Snow and Ice teams searched gullies close to Eskdale Spur and the ridge lines descending east from Tadgell Point.
  • One of these teams located the man deceased. A Police Air Wing helicopter carried out the recovery.

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Last Updated on January 25, 2023