Searches involving Bushwalkers Search and Rescue

 Bill Bewsher (centre pointing) directs searchers on the 1955 Baw Baw Plateau search

Bill Bewsher (centre pointing) directs searchers on the 1955 Baw Baw Plateau search

List of searches

2016 Grampians search for missing person, not found
2016 Yea search for missing person, not found 
2016 Monbulksearch for missing person, found deceased
2016 Merrijig/Sawmill Settlement - search for missing person, found deceased
2015 Lederderg State Park - search and rescue of missing person
2015 Mt Burrowa - search for missing bushwalker in Burrowa-Pine National Park
2015 Mt Erica - search for missing woman
2015 Mt Bogong - rescue of injured person from Tadgel Point
2015 Lake Eildon National Park - missing boy, found and rescued
2014 Mt Bogong - rescue of injured person from Michell hut
2014 Mt Bogong - two missing snowboarders on Eskdale Spur, found dead
2014 Mt Bogong - missing party on Staircase Spur, found and rescued
2014 Howitt Plains - missing bushwalker, rescued by helicopter 
2013 Razorback near Mt Feathertop - rescue of two snowshoers pinned down by bad weather 
2012 Wellington Plains - rescue of stranded school group
2012 Blue Range - missing deer hunter, found
2012 Donna Buang - missing bushwalker, found
2011 Tomahawk cold case - missing deer hunter, not found
2011 Tomahawk Creek - missing deer hunter, not found
2011 Otways - missing man
2011 Mount Erica - missing girl aged 13, found by BSAR team and rescued by helicopter
2011 Bunninyong - missing child
2010 Combienbar - missing man, found safe by BSAR team and rescued by helicopter
2010 Eagles Peaks - injured bushwalker, rescued by helicopter
2010 Lake Mountain - missing woman
2009 Davies Plain, missing man
2009 Point Nepean, missing woman
2009 Mount Feathertop, missing man
2009 Gormandale - missing boy
2009 Mount Bogong - injured woman, rescued
2008 Lorne - two missing men
2008 Mount Dom Dom - missing man, not found
2007 King River - missing man
2007 Mt St Gwinear - missing boy aged 15
2007 Sabine Falls - missing man
2005 Mount William - missing woman
2004 Mount Buffalo - missing man, not found, later found dead
2004 Mount Bogong - missing party of three
2003 Cambarville - missing man, not found, later found dead
2002 Lake Mountain - missing man, found dead
2002 Mt Useful - missing woman, not found
2002 Noojee - missing man, found dead
2001 Tanjil Bren - intellectually disabled adult, not found
2001 Tawonga Gap - para-glider pilot, found dead outside search area
2001 Mt Buller - snowboarder
2000 Mt Fainter South - adult walker
2000 Mt Hotham - adult skier
2000 Mt Hotham - adult skier
2000 Powers Lookout, Whitfield - missing woman, not found
2000 Mt Feathertop - male tourist
2000 Mt Samaria - intellectually disabled boy, evacuated by stretcher
1999 Mt Kosciuszko - four snowboarders, found dead after snow melt, first interstate search
1998 Wilson’s Promontory - intellectually disabled boy, found, 58 BSAR searchers on first call-out
1998 Mt Hotham - adult skier
1997 Falls Creek - adult skier, found safe
1996 Mt Cobbler - walker found safe at foot of waterfall
1996 Mt Hotham - adult snowboarder, found dead after snow melt
1994 Woods Point - deer shooter, found safe
1993 Wongungarra River - solo walker, found safe after seven nights
1992 Mt Stanley - intellectually disabled man - evacuated by stretcher
1992 Lake Mountain - three tobogganists, two evacuated by stretcher
1990 Mt Buller - four teenage boys missing overnight
1990 Mt Hotham - three adult skiers missing overnight
1990 Razorback Ridge - nine Venturer Scouts overdue in blizzard
1990 Mt Buller - missing teenage boy, found in Howqua Valley
1990 Mt Buller - adult skier missing overnight
1989 Rocky Valley Creek - overdue fishermen
1989 Pretty Valley Creek - lost fisherman
1989 Dargo Plains - deer shooter
1989 Mt Baw Baw - lost male cross country skier
1988 Falls Creek - solo male daywalker
1988 Dargo Plains - male four wheel driver, not found
1987 Wilson’s Promontory - intellectually disabled boy lost, not found
1987 Falls Creek - man lost from Village at night, died
1987 Strathbogie Range - intellectually disabled boy lost
1986 The Razorback (Mt Hotham) - skier slid on ice, died
1985 Mt St Gwinear - two lost skiers, quickly found
1985 Mt Stirling - two lost skiers, found dead
1985 Mt Feathertop - cornice collapse, man killed
1984 Mt Feathertop - pair missing in snow
1983 Mt Buffalo - lost schoolboy
1983 Lake Mountain - lost boy found at conclusion of winter practice
1983 Mt Feathertop - fallen climber, died
1983 Mt Cope - two teenage girls missing, quickly found
1982 Cathedral Range - evacuation of injured girl
1982 Wongungarra River - “bicycle man” found
1982 Dargo area - girl found, evacuated by helicopter
1982 Mt Murray - lost Scout, quickly found
1981 Mt Bogong - recovered body, winter
1980 Seven Acre Rock - intellectually disabled girl
1980 Blackwood - intellectually disabled girl
1979 Mt Buffalo - missing woman
1979 Mt Donna Buang - three lost teenagers, quickly found
1978 Mt Hotham - two lost skiers, found dead
1978 Lerderderg Gorge - lost man, later found drowned
1976 Humphray River - lost man
1976 Mt Baw Baw - lost skier
1976 Lerderderg Gorge - evacuation of injured walker
1974 Wellington Plains - school group, many scattered in snow, evacuated
1974 Murchison Falls - lost male, not found
1974 Steavenson Falls - lost boy, not found
1973 Mt Wills - lost man, not found
1973 Baw Baw Plateau - man missing from 4 wheel drive
1972 Toorongo Falls - lost child, 12 days, 100 BSAR searchers, unsuccessful
1972 Lake Mountain - lost schoolboys, touring skis used
1972 Mt Buffalo - another missing walker
1971 Mt Buffalo - missing walker
1969 Mt Slide and Powelltown - missing aircraft, four dead
1968 Lake Mountain - man lost
1966 Mt Donna Buang - 15 missing teenagers, frostbite
1961 Mt Magdala - woman walker, found dead on cliffs later
1960 Olinda - man, not found
1959 Blackwood - lost woman
1956 Mt St Leonard - two Scouts, found safe
1955 Baw Baw Plateau - walker, 10 days, not found
1953 Mt Donna Buang - “Snowgirl” search, two sightseers
1952 Marysville (Paradise Plains) - six walkers
1950 Warrandyte - elderly woman, not found
1949 Wilson’s Promontory - solo walker, unsuccessful
 
All lost people on this list were found unless otherwise indicated.
 
Updated 29 Sep 2016