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On 9 May 2007 the NSW Leader of Opposition recounted the avalanche rescue in Japan (see news entry for 14 Feb 2007) and named the five Thredbo patrollers and their two companions, and recognised their “courageous and heroic efforts”. A full Hansard transcript is available.

On 26 March 2007 the five patrollers involved in the Japan avalanche rescue (see news item for 14 Feb 2007) were invited with their partners to a presentation dinner at the Sydney Japanese Consulate. The Consul-General recognised them as heroes with citations on certificates that read: For exemplary conduct in an expeditious, precise and courageous manner at the risk of

On 14th Feb 2007 five volunteer Thredbo Ski Patrollers skiing on vacation at Hakkoda were first on scene after an avalanche hit a group of 22 Japanese skiers. The Thredbo patrollers treated badly injured skiers, determined that two people were not accounted for, and initiated an extensive search. One deceased skier was located quickly and the second missing skier was