News

Search for 13 year old girl at Mt Erica resolved

The missing girl has been found alive. The second callout has been cancelled. Thanks to all who have been involved or who had volunteered for the second callout.

Merv Trease, Police Liaison

Bush Search and Rescue teams with Police Search and Rescue located the missing girl on Sunday afternoon north west of Mt Erica, about 3 kilometers from Mushroom Rocks, after tracking her footprints though the snow for some time.  She was immediately evacuated by the Police Air Wing helicopter and is now recovering from her ordeal.

Peter Campbell, Field Organiser.

Bush Search and Rescue searchers at dawn after night searching

Our Draft Policy on Recognition and Funding

The Draft BSAR Recognition and Funding Policy is now available on the Policies page of the web site at Bushwalking Victoria. You are welcome to review the policy and offer suggestions to update it. Comments welcome till the 30th September.

October Training Weekend

BSAR's annual training weekend is coming up in October this year. This event is open to current BSAR members as well as those interested and eligible to join BSAR. There will be some interesting workshops held on the weekend as well as a search scenario. More details on the Training page

Search at Gormandale - Missing boy found

BSAR attended the search for  a young boy at Gormandale on the weekend. Gormandale is south of Traralgon. The 3 year old went missing late on Saturday afternoon. Overnight, the Police, SES and CFA volunteers searched for the boy.

Behind the Log out now

The latest edition of our newsletter Behind the Log is out now. This edition contains details on the Lorne search earlier this year and upcoming training events.

Communications for Bushwalkers

An excellent article on the various forms of communications useful for bushwalkers is available on the Bushwalking Victoria website. This article was prepared by Rik Head, one of our Field Organisers. You can find the article at Bushwalking Victoria

New Documentation online

The GPS and Radio competency notes, used as part of the GPS and CB Radio Training in recent months, have now been added to this site. The GPS notes provide useful information on using GPS units and how to use them in conjunction with paper maps. The Radio notes provide important material for searchers on how to use the Police and CB radios on a search. Refer to the Technical Notes section to grab these documents.

Also added to the admin section is a new document for making expense claims for BSAR related activities.

 

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