BSAR's 2017 training weekend will be on 25/26 March at Korweinguboora.
This will be in a bush setting, but utilising a country hall as our base.
The weekend will be devoted to several exercises. The purpose is to add SAR related skills to members’ underlying bush skills. Prospective members will also be welcome.
Enrolment will open in late February and members will receive an email about that at the time. Meanwhile, please mark this weekend in your diary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The May 2016 edition of Behind the Log, Bush Search and Rescue's newsletter, can be downloaded [here] (PDF).
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.
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.