Stuart Diver

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  1. Billy_Buttons

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    Mike & Mim :cry:
     
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    Australia stopped that day.
     
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    I think of Mary and Tony a lot. When I think what I have done in those 20 years.........
     
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    Don't know if it was just a coincidence or not but my now deceased mother-in-law was a tad psychic and the next morning she recounted a vivid dream from which she woke startled at the time of the slide whereby she had cardboard boxes tumbling down upon her.
     
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    Was thinking about this the other day,

    The day he got rescued was my grandmothers funeral
     
  8. Apresski

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    I was in the UK for my brother's funeral. I knew Mike and Mim Sodergren very well but didn't really feel shocked til later.
     
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    He has been through a lot, no doubt about that, but I rarely ever hear about Sally. The Mim Sodergren Women's Ski Program continues, but you have to hunt for any comment on Mim, though the program sure as hell promotes Falls relentlessly.
     
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    It was a tragedy and that whole time had a bizarre out of world feel about it. I was living in Jindy and that morning the phone was ringing off the hook at my place. Got up to finally answer it and it's my mum, out of the blue, first thing she says is are you ok? I'm like WTF what do mean?

    Weirdest thing was 2 days later going up Gunbarrel chair with the tarps etc in the background to cover the slide site, music pumping through the lift tower was Oasis, "come and fine me, underneath the ..."

    I kid you not.
     
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    If only it was Oasis in the landslide....
     
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    Yep a very sad event. Being there was a bit surreal. We were in the lodge next to the landslide. I rang 000 and was not believed when I said there had been a landslide at Thredbo. Initially lots of people standing around wanting to help but being unable to do anything. We had to self evacuate as we had no power, gas or water.

    Most people in the village did not know anything about it till in the morning. We were lucky that we had some friends staying in a flat who put us up for the rest of the night. We had wanted to leave to be one less group of people for the police etc to worry about but we could not actually get out of the village till after 3pm the next day. No mobile phones at that time - well we didn't have one anyway. Had to find a public phone and ring family so they would not be totally freaked out.
     
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    Gee, how many times can he get punched in the face so hard.
     
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    I don't know him well, many on here do I think, but he bought his first NTN setup off me some years ago now, and we always chat when we meet. I really like him. He is intrinsically part of Thredbo. I hope it stays that way.
     
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    That was such a sad event and I offer my sympathy to those who lost their mates that day:cry: The last time I was in Thredbo was several years before it happened. It looks like nothing was rebuilt on the site as a mark of respect and reflection. Would I be right?
     
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    All the power to you Stuart and your awesome daughter, forever! :thumbs:

    Btw, can I give you some of my...

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    Correct. It's now a memorial.
     
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    I am a member of Brindabella Ski Club and our new lodge 'Waragun' was opened in 2004 in Woodridge, overlooking the Thredbo River.

    I usually don't watch 60 Minutes because of the way they sensationalise stories but I think that they approached this story with sensitivity and sympathy.
     
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    Who doesn't remember where they were when Stuart was found. I was playing paintball at the foothills of the blue mountains. And the day I heard about the landslide I was heading into a meeting in Sydney. If worked there the summer prior, and had been in the staff building and worked with someone who died, and I'd know mike and mom previously, so I remember for 3 days watching everything. Only time I've ever asked for an extension on an assihmement.cant believe it's been 20 years. It's a special place.
     
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    Got off a plane in the UK, turned on the TV and there was the landslide. Was in Thredbo the week before, drove the top road to DHG and remarked to my mate .... wtf designed this new road widening, just looked and felt all out of balance.

    4 weeks later Princess Di hits a bridge ..