Search for missing person near Monbulk

Call-out

Sunday 22/05/16.  BSAR wered 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.

Search at Merrijig

Call-out

Merrijig/Sawmill Settlement

 

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.

SAFETY ALERT: There is no water on the Viking and Razor

Caution

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. 

Missing person found near Lerderderg State Park

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 Lerderderg search

BSAR Searchers in Bacchus Marsh

Behind the Log BSAR newsletter November 2015 edition

The November 2015 edition of Behind the Log, Bush Search and Rescue's newsletter, can be downloaded [here] (PDF).

Articles include:
  • Rescue on Mt Bogong, 12 August 2015
  • Mt Erica search, 26 August 2015
  • Change to call-out responses
  • Call-out for missing bushwalker on Mt Burrowa, 6 October 2015
  • Steep Snow and Ice Training– a participant’s report
  • BSAR members involved in the Kangaroo Hoppet

Behind The Log Nov 2015

 

Mt Burrowa search locates missing bushwalker

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.

2015 BSAR Mt Burrowa search

Missing woman located on Mt Erica on 26 Aug 2015

 

5 BSAR attended as search for a missing woman on Mt Erica who was located on 26 August. 25 more were ready to assist but were not deployed as the woman was found.

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Mount Bogong rescue of injured skier 12 Aug 2015

BSAR members participated in the rescue of an injured skier on Mt Bogong on 12 August 2015 in overcast weather and snow showers following a local call-out by Mt Beauty Police.  The rescue involved a stretcher haul from Tadgell Point then down Eskdale Spur to Michel Hut under the supervision of Police SAR.

2015-08-12 Bogong Rescue

2015 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training

BSAR's 2015 alpine training consisted of:

A Dryland Training Day on Sunday 19 July 2015 at Police SAR in Williamstown.  Topics covered included steep snow and ice terrain awareness, roping up, stretcher setup and hauling and avalanche transceiver theory and practice

A Steep Snow and Ice training weekend at JB Plain on 24 - 26 July 2015.  Exercises over the two days included self-arresting, setting up snow belays and a z-pulley haul using an MPD (which replaces a Jumar, pulley and abseil device used in the previous setup),  rescues using avalanche transceivers and probing followed by digging out a simulated buried patient. A simulated search was also conducted near JB Plain.  The simulated lost person was found and evacuated using a sked to haul them back to the camping site.

The weather was poor, snowing at times with occasional strong wind gusts.  
 
2015 BSAR Alpine Training Mt Hotham
 

Duncan Brookes awarded Emergency Services Medal

Duncan Brookes

Duncan Brookes, a BSAR member for over 42 years, was awarded the Emergency Service Medal on Queens Birthday, 8 June 2015.   The citation is: 

Mr Brookes has been a dedicated member of the Bush Search and Rescue Victoria (BSAR) team for over 42 years. He has been the Lead Training Organiser on 10 BSAR Annual Training weekends responsible for numerous duties including managing the organising groups; developing the training programs; arranging logistics; and providing briefings to instructors and participants. More recently, he has provided vital leadership in the development of the 2012 to 2016 BSAR Strategic Plan and is following up with implementation of several initiatives arising from it including membership management improvements; safety clothing; and creating and improving operational policies. Mr Brookes has participated in over 34 searches and has provided outstanding service to BSAR as a Field Organiser on 19 of these.
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