Bush Search and Rescue members attended a farewell for Senior Sergeant Barry Gibson on 30 June 2016 for his retirement from Police Search and Rescue after 33 years of notable service with the squad.
Peter Campbell, Roger Palmer, Franz Zgoznik, Senior Sgt Barry Gibson, Duncan Brookes & Eric Krista
Barry has been a great friend and supporter of Bush Search and Rescue. We have greatly appreciated Barry's leadership on numerous searches over the years and the excellent support and encouragement he has provided to BSAR training events and more broadly to the organisation.
The May 2016 edition of Behind the Log, Bush Search and Rescue's newsletter, can be downloaded [here] (PDF).
Sunday 22/05/16. BSAR were called out for a search for a missing person near Monbulk, Melbourne.
Monday 23/05/16. Twenty BSAR members were deployed and searched in bush areas near Monbulk
The search concluded late on Monday afternoon when the body of the missing person was located.
Late on ANZAC Day, BSAR was called to join a seach that was already underway for a man who had gone missing out of Sawmill Settlement, between Merrijig and Mt Buller.
March 2016. Bushwalkers undertaking remote day or multi day hiking trips in the Mount Howitt, Cross Cut, Mt Speculation, Razor and Viking areas of the Alpine National Park are required to ensure they have adequate water before leaving trail heads.
Thursday 18/02/16. Twenty four Bush Search and Rescue volunteers participated in the search for a missing person in Lerderderg State Park, who was found at 11 a.m.
BSAR Searchers in Bacchus Marsh
The November 2015 edition of Behind the Log, Bush Search and Rescue's newsletter, can be downloaded [here] (PDF).
Fifteen BSAR searchers travelled to Corryong on Tuesday 6 October to participate in the search for a missing bushwalker in the vicinity of Mt Burrowa in the Burrowa-Pine National Park.
The missing person was spotted by helicopter just as we arrived in Corryong.
Over 100 people were involved in the search including Police, Parks Victoria, DEWLP and State Emergency Service and BSAR crews.