Mountain Search by Harriers

Mountain Search by Harriers

Three Traralgon Harriers helped search for the athlete who was found dead in the snow at Mt Erica yesterday.  Barry Thompson, club secretary, and his two sons Martin and Leigh, and Chris Collins, all Harriers, were in the search.  Martin Thompson and Chris Collins found the car of 36-year-old Warragul runner Geoff Watt three miles from the summit.  Richard Jeffery went to Mt Erica to help in the search, but he was quarter of an hour too late.  He arrived at 6.45am and received word at 7am that Watt had been found dead.

The Journal, Monday Sept.8, 1969 – Page 16

 

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