Searches

BSAR was involved in the searches listed below as part of the emergency service response under Police direction.

BSAR acknowledges and thanks all the volunteer and professional services with whom our members work closely, including the Police Search and Rescue Squad, Police Transport Branch, Police Field Catering, local Police, other specialist Police units, SES, CFA, Parks Victoria, DEECA, Ski Patrol and local communities.

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YearSearches
2023Newlyn, 19 Jan 2023 – missing man.
Chetwynd, 9-10 Jan 2023 – missing man.
2022Toorloo Arm, 19-21 Dec 2022 – local man lost, not found.
Merrimu, 14 Dec 2022 – missing woman.
Neerim South, 18 Oct 2022 – local woman, not found.
Mt Skene, 15 Oct 2022 – rescue of injured bushwalker.
Flinders, 17 June 2022 – missing man.
Halls Gap, 22 May 2022 – missing man, bushwalking.
Dinner Plain, 14-17 May 2022 – man out walking, lost, not found.
Anglers Rest, 5 May 2022 – missing man.
2021Goongerah, 5 July 2021 – missing man, not found.
Bendoc, 12 Apr 2021 – missing forest protester.
Inverloch, 20 Mar 2021 – missing woman, not found.
2020 . Mt Donna Buang, 28 Nov 2020 – missing woman.
Yarra Junction, 23 Sept 2020 – missing teenager.
Langwarrin, 14 Aug 2020 – missing man, cycling.
Neilborough, 25 Jul 2020 – missing man.
Molyullah, 16-17 Jul 2020 – missing man.
Mt Disappointment, 9-10 May 2020 – missing boy.
Warburton, 15 May 2020 – missing man.
2019Princetown, 25 Nov 2019 – missing camper.
Mt Howitt, 1 Nov 2019 – lost bushwalker.
Taradale, 18 Sept 2019 – missing woman.
Mount Buller, 1 Aug 2019 – missing man.
Dargo, 20 Jul 2019 – missing man.
Marysville, 14 Jul 2019 – missing man.
Dom Dom Saddle, 11 May 2019 – resumed search, man not found.
Mt Buffalo, 10 Mar 2019 – two bushwalkers.
2018Bright, 29 Aug 2018 – missing local man.
Toorongo, 1 July 2018 – missing camper.
Howqua, 9 May 2018 – missing woman horse riding.
Werribee Gorge, 29 April 2018 – missing man.
Wonyip, Strzelecki Ranges, 29 Apr 2018 – missing local man.
Halls Gap, 2 Jan 2018 – missing man.
2017Werribee Gorge, 11 Dec 2017 – missing man.
Mt Stirling, 28 Nov 2017 – missing man.
Tyers Junction, 22 Oct 2017 – missing woman, bushwalking.
Sugarloaf Reservoir, 10 Oct 2017 – missing man, not found.
Aireys Inlet, 5 Oct 2017 – missing local woman.
McLoughlins Beach, 24 Sept 2017 – missing person.
Mount Bogong, 16-17 Sept 2017 – missing bushwalker.
Kancoona, 11 Sept 2017 – missing woman.
Willung South, 24 Aug 2017 – missing local man.
Tamboritha Saddle, 20 May 2017 – lost man deer hunting.
2016Grampians, 27 Sept 2016  – missing man.
Yea, 20 Aug 2016 – missing man.
Monbulk, 22 May 2016 – missing woman.
Merrijig/Sawmill Settlement, 26-27 Apr 2016 – missing man.
Lerderderg State Park, 18 Feb 2016 – missing man.
2015Burrowa, 7 Oct 2015 – missing bushwalker.
Mt Erica, 26 Aug 2015 – missing woman.
Mt Bogong, 12 Aug 2015 – rescue of injured backcountry skier.
Lake Eildon National Park, 4-7 Apr 2015 – lost boy.
2014Mt Bogong, 2 Sept 2014 – rescue of injured man backcountry skiing.
Mt Bogong, 13-15 July 2014 – two missing snowboarders, avalanche.
Mt Bogong, 5-6 July 2014 – missing group snowshoeing.
South Viking, 23 Mar 2014 – missing bushwalker.
2013The Razorback – rescue of two snowshoers.
2012Wellington Plains, 12 Oct 2012 – rescue of school bushwalking group stranded in snow.
Blue Range, 19 Aug 2012 – missing deer hunter.
Donna Buang, 15 Apr 2012 – missing bushwalker.
2011Tomahawk Hut search resumed, 17-19 Oct 2011 – missing deer hunter, not found.
Tomahawk Hut, 6-10 June 2011 – missing deer hunter, not found.
Otways, 20 June 2011 – missing man, bushwalking.
Mount Erica, 6-7 Aug 2011 – teenage girl lost from community group.
Bunninyong, 19 Mar 2011 – missing child.
2010Combienbar, 5 Dec 2010 – missing man.
Eagles Peaks, 3 Dec 2010 – injured bushwalker.
Lake Mountain, 12 July 2010 – missing woman.
2009Davies Plain, 22-23 Nov 2009 – missing brumby hunter.
Point Nepean, 28 Oct 2009 – missing woman.
Mount Feathertop, 31 Aug 2009 – missing man.
Gormandale, 31 May 2009 – missing boy.
Mount Bogong – injured woman, rescued.
Cambarville,27 Sept 2009 – missing photographer.
2008Lorne, 30 Dec 2008 – two missing men.
Dom Dom Saddle, 4-5 Oct 2008 – resumed search, man not found.
Dom Dom Saddle, 26-27 Apr 2008 – resumed search, man not found.
Dom Dom Saddle, 24-27 Mar 2008 – missing man bushwalking, not found.
2007King River, 9 Dec 2007 – missing man.
Mt St Gwinear – missing teenager from school group.
Sabine Falls, 3 Apr 2007 – missing man.
2005Mount William, 16 Jan 2005 – missing woman.
2004Mount Buffalo, 15 May 2004 – missing man.
Mount Bogong – missing party of three.
2003Cambarville, 17-18 Mar 2003 – missing man.
2002Lake Mountain, 7 Aug 2002 – missing man, found.
Mt Useful – missing woman, not found.
Noojee – missing man, found.
2001Tanjil Bren – missing man, not found.
Tawonga Gap – missing para-glider pilot, found outside search area.
Mt Buller – missing snowboarder.
2000Mt Fainter South – adult walker.
Mt Hotham – adult skier.
Mt Hotham – adult skier.
Powers Lookout, Whitfield – missing woman.
Mt Feathertop – male tourist.
Mt Samaria – boy, evacuated by stretcher.
1999Mt Kosciuszko – four snowboarders.
1998Wilson’s Promontory – missing boy, found.
Mt Hotham – adult skier.
1997Falls Creek – adult skier, found.
1996Mt Cobbler – walker found.
Mt Hotham – adult snowboarder, found later.
1994Woods Point – deer shooter, found.
1993Wongungarra River – solo walker, found safe after seven nights.
1992Mt Stanley – man evacuated by stretcher.
Lake Mountain – three tobogganists, two evacuated by stretcher.
1990Mt Buller – four teenage boys missing overnight.
Mt Hotham – three adult skiers missing.
The Razorback – nine Venturer Scouts overdue in blizzard.
Mt Buller – missing teenage boy, found in Howqua Valley.
Mt Buller – adult skier missing.
1989Rocky Valley Creek – overdue fishermen.
Pretty Valley Creek – lost fisherman.
Dargo Plains – deer shooter.
Mt Baw Baw – lost male cross country skier.
1988Falls Creek – male day walker.
Dargo Plains – male four wheel driver, not found.
1987Wilson’s Promontory – missing boy, not found.
Falls Creek – man lost from Village at night.
Strathbogie Range – boy lost.
1986The Razorback (Mt Hotham) – skier slid on ice, died.
1985Mt St Gwinear – two lost skiers, quickly found.
Mt Stirling – two men lost cross-country skiing, found.
Mt Feathertop – cornice collapse, man killed.
1984Mt Feathertop – pair missing in snow.
1983Mt Buffalo – lost schoolboy.
Lake Mountain – lost young boy, found at conclusion of winter practice.
Mt Feathertop – fallen climber, died.
Mt Cope – two teenage girls missing, quickly found.
1982Cathedral Range – evacuation of injured girl.
Wongungarra River – “bicycle man” found.
Dargo area – girl found, evacuated by helicopter.
Mt Murray – lost Scout, quickly found.
1981Mt Bogong – recovered body, winter
1980Seven Acre Rock – missing girl, found.
Blackwood – missing girl, found.
1979Mt Buffalo – missing woman.
Mt Donna Buang – three lost teenagers, quickly found.
1978Mt Hotham – two lost men downhill sking, found.
Lerderderg Gorge – lost man, later found.
1976Humffray River – lost man.
Mt Baw Baw – lost skier.
Lerderderg Gorge – evacuation of injured male bushwalker.
1974Wellington Plains – large school group, separated and lost in snow, evacuated.
Murchison Falls – lost man, not found.
Steavenson Falls – lost boy, not found.
1973Mt Wills – lost man, not found.
Baw Baw Plateau – man missing from 4 wheel drive.
1972Toorongo Falls – lost child, 12 days, 100 BSAR searchers, not found.
Lake Mountain – lost schoolboys.
Mt Buffalo – missing bushwalker.
1971Mt Buffalo – missing bushwalker.
1969 Mt Slide and Powelltown – missing aircraft, four deceased.
1968Lake Mountain – man lost.
1966Mt Donna Buang – 15 missing teenagers, found.
1961Mt Magdala – woman walker, found deceased on cliffs later.
1960Olinda – man, not found.
1959Blackwood – lost woman.
1956Mt St Leonard – two Scouts, found.
1955Baw Baw Plateau – bushwalker, 10 days, not found.
1953Mt Donna Buang – “Snowgirl” search, two sightseers, found.
1952Marysville (Paradise Plains) – six bushwalkers, found.
1950Warrandyte – elderly woman, not found.
19491949 Wilson’s Promontory – solo bushwalker, not found.  BSAR’s first search.