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 Howitt Plains region of the Alpine National Park.
Sunday 23/3 1.01pm. Missing woman located by the police helicopter on the Howitt Plains 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.
A whistle is essential equipment for searchers to carry. It is also recommended that individuals carry a whistle on trips to remote areas. It is important to use a whistle that has a rating of 100 decibels or higher so that they can be heard from long distances when used. Some examples are whistles rated above 100 decibels are below.