Search for missing person at Combienbar, December 2010

Using a smoke flare to attract the helicopter on the 2010 Combienbar search

Call-outA man was reported missing near Combienbar in East Gippsland on Sunday 5 December 2010.  Bush Search and Rescue were called to participate in the search with our first group of 14 departing Melbourne at 2:00am Monday 6 December 2010.

After two days of searching by Victoria Police, Bush Search and Rescue, the State Emergency Services and the Department of Sustainability, a second group of 15 Bush Search and Rescue members departed Melbourne 2am Wednesday 8 December 2010, bringing the total BSAR searchers to 29.

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Rescue of injured walker at Eagles Peaks, 4 December 2010

2010 Eagles Peaks rescue

Call-outA bushwalker was reported injured after a fall near Eagles Peaks, a remote area above the Howqua River, on Friday 3 Dec 2010.  Bush Search and Rescue were called out for a rescue operation and departed Melbourne at 1:00am on Saturday 4 December 2010. After a brief stop at Mansfield Police Station, we were driven up to 8 Mile Gap in Police and SES four wheel drives. We started walking at about 6am.

The weather was fine and sunny after yesterday’s storms.  We arrived at the summit of Eagles Peaks and met the Police Search and Rescue and SES team that had departed before us led by Senior Sergeant Greg Paul.

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