Search for missing person in Grampians

Mon 26 Sep 2016. 16:30  BSAR members were called out to assist with a search for a missing person in the Grampians.    Police and family members held grave fears for the missing person's wellbeing from the outset. 

BSAR Searchers at Grampians 2016

 

Search around Yea for missing person

Call-out

Saturday 20/08/16.  BSAR was called out for a search for a missing person near Yea

Sunday 21/08/16.  Sixteen BSAR members attended the search alongside SES and CFA crews and returned to Melbourne the same day.  The missing person was not found.

 

Senior Sergeant Barry Gibson retires

Bush Search and Rescue members attended a farewell for Senior Sergeant Barry Gibson on 30 June 2016 for his retirement from Police Search and Rescue after 33 years of notable service with the squad. 

BSAR members with Barry Gibson

Peter Campbell, Roger Palmer, Franz Zgoznik, Senior Sgt Barry Gibson, Duncan Brookes & Eric Krista

Barry has been a great friend and supporter of Bush Search and Rescue. We have greatly appreciated Barry's leadership on numerous searches over the years and the excellent support and encouragement he has provided to BSAR training events and more broadly to the organisation.

BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training 29-31 July 2016

BSAR Steep snow and ice training
For BSAR members with Steep Snow and Ice rating, and those seeking it, the Steep Snow and Ice alpine training this year is on 29-31 July 2016 at Bogong Village/Falls Creek.  
 
The training will include travelling in alpine environments, snow and ice safety, rescue techniques, using crampons and ice axes and sled haulage on steep terrain.
 
Who should attend?
  • North East and other BSAR members keen to acquire steep snow and ice skills
  • BSAR members with Steep Snow & Ice rating "T" (technical) or "C" (competent)

Behind the Log BSAR newsletter May 2016 edition

The May 2016 edition of Behind the Log, Bush Search and Rescue's newsletter, can be downloaded [here] (PDF).

Articles include:
  • Lerderderg Search, 18 February 2016
  • Sawmill Settlement Search, 26-28 April 2016
  • New Search Equipment Storage Arrangements
  • Emergency Services Volunteers Leaders Forum
  • Steep Snow and Ice Training 29-31 July 2016
  • BSAR Annual Training Weekend 15-17 July 2016

BSAR Behind The Log May 2016

BSAR annual training at JB Plain 15-17 July 2016

The Bush Search and Rescue Annual Training weekend was held on 15-17 July 2016 at JB Plain near Mt Hotham.  61 BSAR members and prospective members attended.
 
The weekend provided BSAR members and other interested experienced bushwalkers with training in skills for bush and alpine search and rescue. The program included exercises on first aid, treating hypothermia, using Bothy shelters, building survival shelters, evacuating a patient using Sked stretchers, radio use, navigation and night searching.
 

BSAR 2016 JB Plain training

Search for missing person near Monbulk

Call-out

Sunday 22/05/16.  BSAR were 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

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