Search for missing person near Mount Stirling

2017-11-30 BSAR searching Mt Stirling

Call-outTue 28 Nov 16:55.   Search call-out for BSAR issued for missing person near Mt Stirling.

Wed 29 Nov – Thu 30 Nov.  Eight BSAR members participated in search.  Missing person not found.

Sat 2 Dec 15:47.   Second call-out for BSAR issued.  Twelve BSAR members confirmed to attend, departing Monday morning.

Sun 3 Dec 17:15.   Second call-out cancelled. Searchers located the missing person deceased on Lower Link Trail about 10.45am.

2017-11-29 BSAR searching Mt Stirling

2017-11-30 BSAR searching Mt Stirling

 

2017-11-30 BSAR searching Mt Stirling

The Police Search and Rescue Squad turns 60

Congratulations to the Victoria Police Search and Rescue Squad on turning 60 this year.

Victoria Police SAR logo

Over 60 current and former members of the Squad recently attended a reunion at Williamstown to celebrate.

Two special guests were Police Deputy Commissioner Crisp and Stuart Brookes OAM, a foundation member of BSAR and Field Organiser and Police Liaison Officer for many years.

Stuart was invited to attend because of his and BSAR’s role in the period leading up to the formation of the Squad in the mid 1950s.

Stuart’s remarkable account of that period in the history of BSAR and Police SAR, can be read here.

Missing person found near Tyers Junction in Gippsland

Search coordination on Tyers Search

Call-outSun 22 Oct 2017 06:00.  25 BSAR searchers joined a search for a missing woman near Tyers Junction in Gippsland.  The missing woman was found by a DELWP vehicle involved in the search and brought to the search base at Caringal Scout Camp.  She was in good health but hungry after a night out in the bush.

Search debrief at Caringal

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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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