Body of second Victorian snowboarder found

Body of second Victorian snowboarder found

The body of a second Victorian snowboarder has been found by rescue crews, buried in snow on Mt Bogong.

32-year-old Daniel Kerr and 33-year-old Martin Buckland had not been heard from since Thursday.

Authorities were alerted on Sunday morning, when their empty tent was found by a group of walkers.

Yesterday, rescue workers uncovered the body of Mr Kerr,buried under more than four metres of snow, and he search for Mr Buckland resumed this morning.

Authorities have now confirmed his body has been located, in a similar area to Mr Kerr.

Inspector David Ryan from Victoria police says it appears the men were caught in an avalanche, not far from their campsite.

Police say the two men were very experienced snowboarders and were well prepared for the environment, but were likely caught off guard.

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