Parks Victoria has advised the Alpine National Park will be closed from 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August, 2020 as part of the Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions.
The closure covers the entirety of the park, including Mount Bogong and the Bogong High Plains in our local area. Entry to the Alpine National Park is not permitted until further advised.
Parks Victoria will place signage and barriers at trails heads and entry points into the park advising of the closure.
Maintenance of essential infrastructure will still be permitted under the closure provided work crews entering the park comply with COVID-19 physical distancing and hygiene restrictions.
17:00 Fri 24 Jul: BSAR call-out for a search for missing person near Neilborough.
10:00 Sat 24 Jul: 30 BSAR members commenced searching near Neilborough.
12:10 Sat 24 Jul: Missing person was found deceased.
14:30 Sat 24 Jul: 30 BSAR members departed to return to Melbourne.
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How Russell Hill, Carol Clay, Niels Becker and Conrad Whitlock went missing in Victoria’s High Country – ABC News
By Elise Kinsella, 19 Jul 2020, 12:12pm
An interesting article about missing people in the Victorian alps. BSAR participated in three of these searches.
Thu 16 July. Three BSAR members from the North East joined the search for a missing person in bush near Molyullah.
Fri 17 July. Thirty BSAR members responded to join search. They did not leave Melbourne as the missing person was found deceased.
8:00 pm Mon 8 June. Call-out for BSAR members for a search near Mt Disappointment.
Tue 9 June
24 BSAR members searched all day and camped out overnight at search base near Mt Disappointment. The bush was think with regrowth from bushfires.
There were over 450 searchers from several different emergency services and numerous community volunteer searchers.
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John Sylvester has written an interesting article in The Age about several people missing in the Victorian Alps.
BSAR was involved in some searches for some of these missing people including Tomahawk Creek (2011), Merrijig (2019) and Mount Dom Dom (2008)
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
7:00 pm Thu 14 May. BSAR members were called-out to search for a missing person nears Warbuton.
7:00 am Fri 15 May. 26 BSAR members travelled to Warburton and commenced searching.
12:00 noon Fri 15 May. Missing person found alive, all searchers were called in and returned to base.
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The Mt Dom Dom cold case search has been added:
These articles have been updated and photos added:
In the event of a search call-out, please do not attend:
- If you, your close family or a member of household have (or have recently had) any respiratory infection or symptoms
- If you or a household member are currently required to self-isolate
- You have a medical condition that is an additional risk factor for COVID-19
- If any member of your household or a close contact is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
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11:00am Sun 24 Nov. BSAR called out for search for missing person near Princetown.
4:00am Mon 25 Nov. Ten BSAR members departed Melbourne to join the search at Princetown.
6:00pm Mon 25 Nov. Terrain searched by BSAR teams included thick coastal scrub, marshes and vegetation along creeks. Our thanks to the Kangaroobie camp who kindly provided BSAR searchers with accommodation for the night.
Tue 26 Nov. BSAR teams searched more thick coastal scrub above coastal cliffs. Returned to Melbourne in the afternoon after the missing person was located deceased.
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