An experienced hiker who set off a distress beacon in Victoria’s alps yesterday afternoon was found safe on Friday 13 May 2011.
Police found the 30-year-old Alphington man at 8.20am on Friday, 19 hours after he set off the distress signal on rugged Mount Shillinglaw, about 60 kilometres south of Mansfield.
Senior Sergeant Lyn Holland, from Mansfield police, said the man had become disoriented as freezing temperatures and snow descended on the mountain about 1pm on Thursday.
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Sections of the Bush Search and Rescue Victoria Manual are now available online. We are working on providing all our manual content online, and a PDF version can be downloaded too. This is an important resource for Bush Search and Rescue Victoria, and is also used as a reference by other groups and organisations.
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Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Kel Glare awarded the FVWC Search and Rescue Section (now Bush Search and Rescue) a Chief Commissioner’s Certificate at a ceremony in 1989.
This was the first time this Certificate had been awarded to a non Police group.
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Linda, a current and active BSAR member, and her husband Rob Rigato successfully skied to the North Pole in April this year after a strenuous 55 days. At the North Pole they were helicopered out to the Russian Barneo Station and from there on to Svalbard, Norway by the last plane for the season. Linda becomes the first Australian woman to have skied from the edge of the land to the North Pole, and the first to have done the same trip to the north and south poles.
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BSAR extends their best wishes to Chris Sewell for a full recovery from a recent car accident. Chris, a current member and a former Field Organiser, sustained serious neck injuries in a car accident on his way back to Melbourne from an exploratory trip in the far north.
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The New Zealand Alpine Club, with the help of the Melbourne Melbourne University Mountaineering Club and Bogong Equipment, will host one of the world’s most distinguished mountaineers when it welcomes British climber and author Stephen Venables to Australia in September.
Continue reading “Stephen Venables’ “Himalayan Odyssey” Tour, Sept. 17th”
April 11, 2009 – 10:32AM
Police Search and Rescue teams and the Air Wing combed Victoria’s Alpine National Park for a 38-year-old missing woman. Friends said the woman, from Lara, southwest of Melbourne, was reported missing at about 7pm on April 10 after she failed to meet up with a walking group.
Continue reading “Missing Victorian walker in the North East found, April 2009”
It is indeed a tragic time for those affected by these bushfires. The Board of Bushwalking Victoria have already agreed to make an immediate donation on behalf of its members as a start. Further support is still under discussion.
In the meantime, I contacted Police Search and Rescue on Monday Feb 9 to offer BSAR’s support to fire relief efforts.
Continue reading “BSAR support for bushfire situation – message from Monica Chapman, Bush Search and Rescue Victoria Convenor”
We are now Bush Search and Rescue Victoria following a vote to comfirm our name change from Bushwalkers Search and Rescue.
Our name is also shortened to “Bush Search and Rescue” for common usage and elsewhere on this site.
We are also developing a new logo to match our new name.