Search for missing person near Sugarloaf Reservoir

Call-outMon 9  Oct.  BSAR were called out for search for a missing person near Sugarloaf Reservoir.

Tue  10 – Thu  12 Oct  BSAR searchers contributed over 35 person-days to the search.   The missing person has not been found.   BSAR involvement has now concluded.

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Search for missing person on Mount Bogong

Call-outFri 15 Sep 2017. 18:05  A search call-out was issued for a missing person on Mount Bogong.  A North-East BSAR team of three ascended Staircase spur during the night.

Sat 16 Sep 2017.

  • Sixteen BSAR searchers departed from Melbourne by bus at 2 a.m and met another two North East members at search base at Mount Beauty Police Station.
  • Six BSAR teams and Police SAR members ascended Mount Bogong, searched all day then camped out overnight in tents and huts.  Conditions on ridges and slopes were icy. There were concerns about avalanche hazard due to recent snowfall and wind.
Four BSAR teams and Police SAR at Michell Hut
Four BSAR teams and Police SAR at Michell Hut

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Search for missing person near Kancoona

BSAR search team en route to Dederang
 Call-outSun 10 Sep 2017. 2100  A search call-out was issued for North East Victoria.
Mon 11 Sep 2017. 2100  Nine members departed Melbourne at 3:30am and four members attended from the North East.
The missing person was located in the early afternoon safe and well, and walked out the BSAR and Police search teams.
BSAR thanks locals Brendan O’Leary and Catherine Upcher for their support during this search.
BSAR also thanks Police Transport Branch and the SES for providing transport and Dederang CFA for their use of their facility.

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Missing deer hunter found near Tamboritha saddle, May 2017

2017 Tamboritha seach BSAR crew

Call-outFri 19 May 2017. 21:00  BSAR members were called out to assist with a search for a missing deer hunter near Tamboritha Saddle in Gippsland.

Sat 20 May 2017. Eleven BSAR members participated in the search.  Some of the terrain was steep and very difficult to search. The deer hunter was found by a Maffra SES search team around midday and was able to walk out with a search party.  The BSAR crew returned on Saturday night.

Our thanks to the 11 BSAR searchers who attended and the 6 who responded to the second callout that was cancelled.

Our thanks also to the Police Transport Branch for their usual excellent service and their coach, Parks Victoria for making facilities available, the Police Field Kitchen for their much appreciated meals and of course Police Search and Rescue for their search coordination and 4WD transport.

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Search for missing person in Grampians, September 2016

BSAR Searchers at Grampians 2016

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.

Tue 27 Sep.  21 BSAR members attended.
Wed 28 Sep. Search scaled down due to imminent storm event. BSAR members returned to Melbourne 9:00 p.m.  The missing person was not found.  Police and Parks Victoria will continue searching.

BSAR Searchers at Grampians 2016
BSAR Searchers at Grampians 2016

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