‘Committed’ rural GP dies in tragic skiing accident

A NSW GP killed in a tragic skiing accident has been remembered as a loving husband, a keen outdoorsman and a committed rural doctor.

Dr Graeme Nelson, 56, from Eden on the NSW south coast, is understood to have died after falling 700m down an icy cliff whilst cross country skiing near Mount Hotham, Victoria, on Wednesday last week.

Police recovered his body and contacted his GP wife, Dr Janice Nelson, while she was working at the practice they started together more than 20 years ago, the Curalo Medical Clinic, which is the only general practice in the coastal border town.

They had married while still in university more than 30 years ago and remained as close as ever, according to long time friend and GP colleague of Dr Nelson’s, Dr Michael Pentin.

“[Janice] was working and so was I [when we received the call],” Dr Pentin told MO. “She’s very upset, devastated. They were a very, very close couple. I