Tuesday 7 April 2015
The search for Luke Shambrook in Lake Eildon National Park resulted in him being found alive after a five day search.
A total of 63 BSAR members contributed to the search effort including 55 searchers, 2 Police Liaison Officers and 6 Peer Supporters. A BSAR searcher found the boy’s hat in dense bush during a line search on day four. He was spotted by helicopter on day 5 then carried out to safety. Frank Zgoznik, BSAR Field Organiser
The 11-year-old boy was last seen at the Candlebark Campground around 9.30am on Friday 3/4/15 walking away from the camp area wearing a grey top.
- Searchers in the shadows; inside the hunt for Luke, The Age, 11/4/15
- Luke Shambrook: Lost Australian boy found alive after five days, BBC News, 7/4/15
- Luke Shambrook, 11, found after four-day search at Lake Eildon, Herald Sun, 7/4/15
- Missing boy Luke Shambrook found alive, Skynews, 7/4/15
- Police say possible sighting of missing boy, Skynews, 5/4/14
- Search for missing Victorian boy Luke Shambrook continues, The Age, 5/4/15
- Search for missing Victorian boy stopped for night despite earlier possible sighting, 9news.com.au, 5/4/15
- Still no sign of missing boy Luke Shambrook in search through Fraser National Park, The Age, 4/4/15
- Search for missing boy at Lake Eildon – Victoria Police News, Friday 3/4/15
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