Sunday 13/07/14, 08:30. A general search call-out for Bush Seach and Rescue was issued for snowboarders missing on Mount Bogong. A local call-out for North East BSAR searchers was also issued at this time. Three Birkie BSAR members commenced searching on Sunday morning on Eskdale Spur.
Searchers from Melbourne with skis, snowshoes and steep snow and ice equipment departed at 11:00 and climbed Eskdale Spur to Michell Hut.
Monday 14/7/14, 18:30. After two days searching, all BSAR searchers were airlifted from Eskdale Spur to Mount Beauty then returned home.
Tuesday 15/7/14, Eight Birkie BSAR members responded to a further request to assist Police in the field. All returned to Mt Beauty by 9.30pm, with all SAR personnel off Mt Bogong.
Police Search and Rescue and BSAR searchers preparing at Michell Hut
Sunday 6/7/2014 00:20. A general search call-out for Bush Search and Rescue was issued.
31 Aug 2014. Williamstown, Dryland training day covering stretcher, z- pulley, avalanche transceiver theory and some exercises, which is a pre-requisite for the on snow component.
5,6,7 Sep 2014. The Razorback, Steep snow and ice rescue skills in alpine environment, snow cave making, route selection, steep terrain travel and basic avalanche assessment.
BSAR Field Organiser and Retired Rear Admiral Peter Briggs is leading a team of Australians on a different type of search - a mission to preserve the WW1 submarine AE2 as part of the Silent Anzac Project.
The May 2014 edition of Behind The Log, Bush Search and Rescue's regular newsletter, is now published and can be downloaded from [here] (pdf).
Saturday 22/03/2014 4pm. Bush Seach and Rescue was called out for a 4am departure from Melbourne to assist Police Search and Rescue searching for a missing person in the South Viking region of the Alpine National Park.
Sunday 23/3 1.01pm. Missing woman located by the police helicopter at 10:00am on Sunday and winched to safety.
BSAR team at search conclusion
This award is recognition of many years of dedicated advocacy and service on behalf of all bushwalkers.
Here is a simple informal protocol you can use with your mobile phone or tablet to assist communication with your next of kin during an emergency situation.
If you are in an emergency situation and not conscious, first responders may access your mobile phone.
If your phone is unlocked, they may check its address list for an "ICE" contact to get information about you and who they should contact.