A statement from Chief Officer, Tim Wiebusch, following the tragic loss of two VICSES volunteers in Port Campbell.
Victoria State Emergency (VICSES) is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of two VICSES volunteers this morning, responding to a rescue in their capacity as Life Saving Victoria volunteers.
VICSES volunteers, management and staff express their deepest sympathies to their family, friends and fellow VICSES members at the Port Campbell Unit.
These two members were dedicated and respected volunteers and their loss will be felt, not only across our organisation, but throughout the community.
VICSES thoughts are also with the third Life Saving Victoria volunteer and his family, after he was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.
He has also served his community for many years as a VICSES and CFA volunteer.
VICSES has offered support to both the familes involved and volunteers at the unit, as well as our partners at Life Saving Victoria.
We ask that the privacy of the families and members of the unit be respected during this difficult time.
Victoria State Emergency Service Chief Officer