At the time, Ms Bading had no phone signal and no one present was able to call emergency services.
“I had to drive for about 10 minutes to get reception then I pulled over,” she said.
“It’s just a popular area where a lot of people visit every day with toilet facilities and lots of car parks .... I think a place like this should have some sort of reception for any kind or emergency or accident. Or something else in place to seek help.”
Following on from the devastating accident, the 24-year-old is calling for better signage in the area, although Parks Victoria says there are three on display.
“It didn’t look dangerous at the time, because we saw other people swimming in there when we arrived. I didn’t see any signs at all near the base of the fall where everyone was swimming. No one said anything,” she said.
“I’m just sorry for the man who wasn’t aware of the danger and lost his life because of it.”